LOOKING FOR LIFE : NYADIFF

NYADIFF

LOOKING FOR LIFE

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10025


Looking for Life

Sunday, April 2 @ 1PM

LOOKING FOR LIFE

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Set in 1999, Looking for Life is a subtle and pointed documentary that follows two Haitian women, Anne-Rose and Rosemene, who each have their own way of battling through their everyday life. The former makes lunches in a factory yard in Port-au-Prince and sells her meals to the factory workers; the latter is employed in the same factory but as a production worker who makes pullovers and T-shirts. Every day Rosemene buys her midday meal on credit from Anne-Rose. The film explores their connection illustrated is their daily battle for survival, the similar plights of other female Haitian workers, and the significant role that today’s Haitian women play in an economy that has been bled dry due to the importation of North American goods.

Directed by Claudette Coulanges, 1999, Haiti, Germany, Documentary, 60 min, Creole/French  w/ English subt.

 

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