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Douvan jou ka leve (The Sun Will Rise)

Douvan jou ka leve (The Sun Will Rise)

What is this “illness of the soul” that is slowly killing the Haitian people? Through “Douvan jou ka leve”, Gessica Généus seeks to understand this form of cultural bi-polarity expressed mainly through their spirituality by relying on her personal journey, marked by the mental illness of her mother – a disease that she believes is a curse of the voodoo spirits.

Title:

Douvan jou ka leve (The Sun Will Rise)

Director(s):

Gessica Généus

Year of Release:

2017

Region:

Haiti

Language:

French Creole with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Documentary

Runtime:

51 minutes

Rating:

No Rating

Showtimes:

Sun 18 Aug 2019, 2.00pm, APA, Room 02

T+T Premiere


About the Director(s):

Gessica Généus

Gessica Généus

Gessica Généus started her acting career at 17, playing in “Barikad”, a feature by Richard Sénécal. She then collaborated with various Haitian and international film directors. Recently, she acted in a TV movie on Toussaint Louverture, directed by Philippe Niang and produced by France 2. In 2011, Gessica won a scholarship from Acting International de Paris. Back in Haiti, she founded her own production company, Ayizian Productions. In 2014, in partnership with Télévision Caraïbes, she directed “Vizaj Nou”, a biography series of contemporary Haitian figures. “Douvan jou ka leve” (“The Sun Will Rise”) is her first documentary for France Télévisions.

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