Haitian Song. 1982

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Director Film Haitian Song. 1982
Karen Kramer

Haitian Song. 1982
Karen Kramer
doc. [L]
52min.
16mm.
Kreyol with English subtitles.

Lyrical portrait of life ina small village in rural haiti. Film focuses on daily "rituals", texture of everyday life: getting water from the river, making rope by hand from sisal, cooking rice and beans in an outdoor kitchen, planting and harvesting.

Following a man and a woman through the cycle of their day and following the larger community through the cycles of the week: market day, cockfight, the dance. Narrated by Haitian peasants interwoven with haunting songs.


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