zo reken

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Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Haitian Creole
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Latin American Cultures & Issues
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Emanuel Licha
Producer(s):Emanuel Licha
Writer(s):Emanuel Licha
Editor(s):Ariane Pétel-Despots
Cinematography:Étienne Roussy
Composer:David Drury
Sound:Catherine Van der Donckt


Winner—Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award

Today, 11 years after the massive earthquake in Haiti that left over a million people homeless and killed hundreds of thousands, the country has still not recovered from the disaster. Despite billions of dollars in aid money, Haiti struggles with some of the highest levels of poverty and unemployment in the Western hemisphere. In Port-au-Prince, various citizens are shuttled through a city in crisis. Maneuvering around barricades, garbage dumps and the packed streets of the capital, they speak candidly about the current state of their country. Through the car window a frustrated population passes and occasionally interacts with the passengers in the vehicle. Beautifully shot, with a lively score, zo reken presents a complicated portrait that testifies to the magnitude of the tragedy and highlights the disorganized state of international aid.

Co-presented with CaribbeanTales International film Festival

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