Directors: Emily McMehen, Geoffrey Sautner
2011, Haiti / Canada
Haitian Creole, with English subtitles
Documentary short / 35 minutes / PG 13
Achantè is an atmospheric portrait of Vodou featuring four communities in the south of Haiti. It parallels the Vodou creation story with the historical creation of the free nation of Haiti. Featuring an original score by acclaimed musician Nick Zammuto, with voiceover by Max G. Beauvoir, a houng’an and internationally recognised authority on Vodou.
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Emily McMehen and Geoffrey Sautner are Canadian filmmakers living and working in London. McMehen and Sautner have been working together for five years, independently producing artworks and short films. One of their recent projects is Transmission for Year Zero, an experimental narrative short project with noted British author Iain Sinclair.
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