Porto Príncipe (Port-au-Prince)

Bertha is a widow and lives alone on an isolated farm in the mountains of Santa Catarina. Beginning to face difficulties in keeping the property running, Bertha is under pressure from her son who wants her to live with him in an upscale neighborhood of Florianópolis. Upon learning about the arrival of a group of Haitians in Santa Catarina, Bertha decides to bring the Haitian Bastide to work and live with her, fueling her son’s hostility. Living together transforms the working relationship between Bertha and Bastide into a sincere friendship between two people from different cultures who share common ideas and feelings.

Film Stills

Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Porto Príncipe (Port-au-Prince)’. Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Porto Príncipe (Port-au-Prince)’.


Porto Príncipe (Port-au-Prince) (2023)

Feature (90mins) Narrative






No Rating


PH Souza


Maria Emília de Azevedo


Marcelo Esteves


Sun 24 Sep 2023, 8.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

World Premiere

Maria Emília de Azevedo

Maria Emília de Azevedo

Maria Emília de Azevedo is a screenwriter, executive producer, and filmmaker. She directed the short films “Alva Paixão” (1995), “Roda dos Expostos” (2001), “Um Tiro na Asa”, “Mulher Azul” (2010), among others. She is the executive producer of several films, including the stop-motion animated short film “Pillow of Feathers”. She is the director of the feature film “Porto Príncipe” (“Port-au-Prince”), contemplated in the PRODECINE 1/2019 of cinematographic production.

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

Signature Sponsor

Leading Sponsors

Festival Partners

Join Our Mailinglist

* indicates required

Contact Us

22 Jerningham Ave,
Belmont, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, WI

1 (868) 227-8458 or
1 (868) 277-3456 (FILM)