Poto Mitan

Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman’s personal story not only illustrates the effects of globalisation, but also how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti as a whole. Initiated by the subjects themselves, the film aims to inspire solidarity activism to help end economic injustice.

Poto Mitan (2009)


Haiti, USA


English, Haitian Creole with English subtitles




Renee Bergan, Mark Schuller

Renee Bergan, Mark Schuller

Renee Bergan, Mark Schuller

Renée Bergan became interested in documentary filmmaking as a vehicle for her political and social justice expression. She received her degree in film from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1993, and in 2003 founded her own production company, Renegade Pictures. She is a cinematographer and editor as well as a director and producer.

Mark Schuller is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology at York College, the City University of New York. He has published articles and book chapters about Haiti. Following the earthquake, Schuller was part of one of the first teams to respond, a grassroots medical mission. He blogs at Huffington Post.

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)