African Film Festival 2017: Ayiti Mon Amour

Film - Series | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Documentary meets magical neorealism in the Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The ruins and rubble remain, as do the protests over government corruption, yet amidst the debris magic still can be found: a grieving young man can discover he powers the currents, or an author can learn his characters have lives of their own. Drawing upon her documentary background (Broken Stones), Felin captures Haiti’s devastated landscape as well as any news reporter, yet within the images lurks the heart of a poet.