Monday, January 14, 7-9pm, Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave.

Today’s program: a screening of “Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow, and the Struggle for Freedom” (2010; 43 minutes)

The devastating 2010 earthquake put a stark spotlight on Haiti. This documentary chronicles the history and the pre-earthquake strife of Haiti’s people. Haitian-born filmmaker Jonas Nosile’s takes a gripping look into both Haiti’s past and the state of the Haitian soul today. It also provides a better understanding of the lack of infrastructure and political instability that left Haiti so damaged following the quake. The film traces Haitian history from its early successful struggles for independence through to its contemporary — less victorious — battles with poverty. Nosile poses tough questions about the degree of Haitian’s responsibility for their dilemma. Will this island nation find a way to break with the legacy of its tragic past? Will the resilient spirit of her people be enough to overcome the obstacles and catastrophes facing the country today?



Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00am

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