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.