Providence French Film Festival: Ayiti Toma


Event Details


Ayiti Toma – Presented by Brown University’s Department of French Studies at the Cable Car Cinema

Genre: Documentary
Director: Joseph Hillel
Run Time: 82 Minutes

Synopsis: Beyond the country that overcame slavery to become the first Black Republic, beyond the country that has survived numerous natural disasters and even humanitarian aid, lies Ayiti Toma, the ‘country that is ours’. The documentary that bears this name aspires to present this lesser known, more inclusive Ayiti as it is retold and illuminated by the Ayitians themselves, be they intellectuals, politicians, practitioners of voodoo or young survivors from a hard-hit borough of Port-au-Prince. Withthe additional input of anthropologists, historians and aid workers (including Sean Penn), this documentary illustrates that the extraordinary culture of this ‘magical people’ must be taken into account if Ayiti Toma, the land of the living is to come into being.

Tickets and passes can be purchased at the Cable Car Cinema in advance or on the day of the screening beginning at 9am. Online ticketing is available at the Cable Car Cinema website for general admission tickets only (no passes/full price only). Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening).
Have a question? You can reach the Cable Car Cinema at 401.272.3970.

$9 general admission
$7 student admission
$55 for 8 general admissions
$20 for 4 student admissions

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