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Papa Machete

Papa Machete

Haitian farmer, Alfred Avril, is one of the last remaining masters of tire machèt, the martial art created by enslaved Haitians to fight Napoleon’s armies. Teaching about the practical and spiritual value of the machete—both a weapon and a farmer’s key to survival—Avril provides a link between his country’s past and its present.


Papa Machete


Jonathan David Kane

Year of Release:



Haiti, USA, Barbados


Hindi and English, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Documentary Short


10 minutes




Sun 20 Sept, 4.00pm, MovieTowne POS
Thu24 Sept, 3.00pm, MovieTowne Tobago
Fri 25 Sept, 1.30pm, MovieTowne POS Q&A
Mon 28 Sept, 8.00pm, MovieTowne Tobago

Caribbean Premiere

About the Director(s):

Jonathan David Kane

Jonathan David Kane

Jonathan David Kane is a filmmaker and award-winning cinematographer from Miami. He is currently working on a feature-length version of Papa Machete, which is his first film.

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