The International Organization of La Francophonie
The Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations
And The African Diaspora International Film Festival
Present the encore screening of long awaited two-part epic film TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE
Toussaint Louverture – Back by Popular Demand
Fri, Jan. 10 @ 6.30PM – The Chapel,Teachers College – Tickets here
Toussaint Louverture is the long-awaited, two-part epic film depicting the life of the Haitian leader. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, Louverture established Haiti as the first Black nation in the western hemisphere and the first Black free nation as well. The success of Louverture and the Haitian Revolution rocked the institution of slavery throughout the “New World” of the Americas.
Directed by Philippe Niang, 2012, two 90 min films, Drama, French and Creole with English subtitles.