Haiti_Cherie_A Film about a Haitian woman and society

Presented by Images of Black Women Film Festival & Black History Walks as part of International Womens Month

Sunday 14th March 1.00pm-3.00pm plus Q and A

NFT2 BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road , SE1

Free Entry: First Come, First Served. This event will start on time. Not suitable for under 16's

Tube: Waterloo



Jean-Baptiste and Magdaleine are a married couple who are forced towork on a sugar cane plantation in Dominican Republic. When their baby takes ill, they start to reflect on the future. Magdaleine cannot bear that life any longer and starts thinking about returning to Haiti. She is filled with nostalgia for her homeland, even though her family and that of her husband were murdered by the Tonton Macoute. Jean-Baptiste, however, still hopes to build a better life for himself and his wife within the Dominican Republic, perhaps by finding a new job. With the help of a militant doctor, Ernesto, the two manage to escape, The group make their way across the Dominican Republic, trying to forget the life of misery, and injustice they have known so far - a life which appears all the more shocking when contrasted with that of the wealthy foreign tourists flooding the island, passing their holidays in a parallel, carefree world of sun and tropical beaches

Plus short film on Haitian Superstar Emeline Michel