Directed by Jeff Kaufman, Father Joseph is an inspiring film about a Haitian Catholic priest who established Haiti's largest micro-credit bank for the poor (Fonkoze). Almost all of Father Joseph's 25 years of work was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, but he is rebuilding with inspiring humor and determination. Bob Schieffer, of CBS News, said: FATHER JOSEPH is a very moving film. It is a disturbing, tragic, and yet uplifting story of the difference one person can make in the world.
One Can't Miss an Eternal Life
NYIHA MEDIA is pleased to release the best in Haitian cinema with the release of Arnold Antonin's 'One Can't Miss an Eternal Life'. Eminent son of the 20th century, Rene Depestre was a poet as feisty in his belief as in his dissent. This film explores his literary and political struggles as Rene celebrates love, sex, the female body and his erotic safaris. We discover a 90 year-old rebel searching for eternity. We find a brilliant writer dreaming of life in the 'great house of the humanities'.
Man of diverse careers, Arnold Antonin is known both inside and outside Haiti for his social, political and cultural commitment. He received the Paul Robeson African Diaspora best film award at FESPACO in Ouagadougou in 2007 and 2009. Antonin has produced and directed two feature films and more than twenty documentaries. For his contribution to world cinema, Arnold Antonin was awarded the Djibril Diop Mambety Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2002.
NEEDED BUT UNWANTED
Directed by Susan Farkas, Needed But Unwanted explores the status of Dominican-Haitians and Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Even though many were born in the Dominican Republican or have lived there for decades, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominican-Haitians have either been forcibly deported or have fled the crackdown and legal uncertainty.
Calcutta to the Caribbean
Directed by Gideon Hanoomansingh, Calcutta to the Caribbean explores the blending of East Indian cultural values with pre-existing heritage in the Island of Trinidad and Tobago to create harmony in this multi-ethnic society. For instance, it captures the desire of a Trinidadian girl of Indian Ancestry who has immersed herself in an Afro-centric instrument known as the Steelpan.