Save the date & time: Sunday June 2nd from 2pm to 5:30pm
We are screening the Philadelphia premiere of TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE starring Jimmy Jean-Louis! This is a special fundraising event for HIPCINEMA and Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia. The film is presented in conjunction with the Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project at the Independence Seaport of Museum of Philadelphia. The English subtitled 180 minute film will be shown with a brief intermission. Go to Event Brite HERE to make your $10 donation and get a pass for this unique event. A Luta Continua!
Film synopsis: Toussaint Louverture was 8 when he saw his father thrown in the sea of The Cap of Santo Domingo by a slave buyer finding him too old and useless. Toussaint Louverture will keep these horrible moments in his mind. They will be the foundation of his revolution and rebellion. Later, he is bought by a new master, Bayon de Libertad who will recognize at once his intelligence and drive. Bayon will allow him to learn reading and writing and give him his freedom at 33 years of age. Soon after this, he asks the entrepreneurial and lovely Suzanne (played by Aissa Maiga) to become his wife. At 50, Toussaint Louverture starts a Revolution to free his people and country, becoming ‘The Black Spartacus ‘. He will first join the Spanish Army against The French Army. They will propose him a deal he will accept and he becomes General Toussaint Louverture. He proclaims a Constitution for Santo Domingo (Haiti), which angers Bonaparte. How does leadership change this family man? How much will he sacrifice to liberate Haiti? See the film on June 2nd and find out.
Toussaint Louverture is produced by France Zobda and Jean-Lou Monthieux. Philippe Niang is the director. Contact ELOA PROD for more information on the film.
14 thoughts on “Toussaint Louverture screening in Philadelphia June 2nd @ 2pm”
Since this is a French film, will it be subtitled in English?
Yes, it will have English subtitles!
WE WILL LIKE TO BRING THIS MOVIE TO THE MOTON THEATRE IN NEWPORT NEWS,VA.
I will be there. I will invite others, for sure.
There exists a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia, that keeps Haitians and Friends of Haiti aware of Haiti-related information. We do not sell or disclose your email; we do not send junk mail and we are not a newspaper. All information is strictly to promote Haiti and Haitians. We are non-political, non religious and welcome all, Haitians and Haitians at Heart. Please send me your email at (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and I will add your name to my contact list to keep you updated. We will also have a symposium in Philly on June 8 if you wish to receive some information about that. I look forward to hearing from you and share this information with others. Have a great day. Thank you.
Where in Philadelphia is this taking place ?
Hello, it is screening at the Independence Seaport Museum of Philadelphia at 211 S. Columbus Blvd. and Walnut St. Please watch this space for more info. You can download the postcard from this blog if you scroll down.
Larry Smallwood, Jr., will try to attend, and pass on to others.
is there a mailing list for this being released in other parts of the country. Particularly Central and/or South Florida? I’ve already forwarded this to family in Philly
You can contact the film producers directly at: Regine – firstname.lastname@example.org. She is the producer’s assistant and she can let you know where the film is traveling. After the Philadelphia screening, I will post a list of upcoming screenings, but Regine should have the most current list.
Where can I purchase this movie with English subtitles? I would love to show this movie to my students and their families at South Grade Elementary in Lake Worth, Florida.