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Haiti Bride

Haiti Bride

Haiti Bride centres around Marie-Thérèse, who leaves Haiti for New York with her family when Jean-Bertrand Aristide is thrown out of power. Years later Marie-Thérèse meets and falls in love with Paul, a fellow Haitian. They go back to Haiti to get married, but unfortunately the date and time of the wedding coincide with the 2011 earthquake. The lovers are separated, and fear that the other is dead. A year later, however, they meet again.


Haiti Bride


Robert Yao Ramesar

Year of Release:



Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago


Hindi and English, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


65 minutes




Fri 19 Sept, 6.30pm, UWI, Q+A
Sat 20 Sept, 1.00pm, MovieTowne POS, Q+A
Thu 25 Sept, 6.00pm, MovieTowne POS, Q+A

World Premiere

About the Director(s):

Robert Yao Ramesar

Robert Yao Ramesar

Robert Yao Ramesar is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading filmmakers. He has many short films to his credit, and his first feature, SistaGod, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006, and subsequently screened at the ttff/06. His next feature, Her Second Coming (2009) had its world premiere at the ttff/09. Haiti Bride (2014) is his most recent film. He is currently at work on a South Africa-set feature.

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