Iron in the soul : the Haiti documentary films of Leah Gordon.
imprint
[London] : Soul Jazz Films, [2015]
description
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
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imprint
[London] : Soul Jazz Films, [2015]
standard identifier
5026328003016
publisher #
SJR DVD301
contents note
A pig's tale (51 min. ; 1997) -- Atis rezistans : the sculptors of Grand Rue (33 min. ; 2008) -- Bounda pa bounda : a drag zaka (21 min. ; 2008).
credits note
A pig's tale: produced and directed by Leah Gordon & Anne Parisio ; written and narrated by Maggie O'Kane.
Atis rezistans: directed and produced by Leah Gordon.
Bounda pa bounda: directed and produced by Leah Gordon.
abstract
A pig's tale: "a documentary linking Haitian pigs, Vodou and US economic imperialism. Juste, a Haitian Rasta who gew up in Brooklyn and Edgar, a Vodou priest, embark on separate searches to unearth the truth behind the US-backed pig eradication programme from the early 1980s which destabilised the previously self-sufficient peasant economy and effectively privatised pork production."--Container.
Atis rezistans: "Grand Rue is the main avenue that runs through Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At its southern end is a community that has a historical tradition of arts, crafts, and religious practice. Contemporary Haitian artists Celeur, Eugène, Claude, and Guyodo all grew up in this ghetto atmosphere of junkyard make-do and artistic endeavour. Their powerful sculptural collages ... [reference] their shared African & Haitian cultural heritage, a dystopian sci-fi view of the future and the transformative act of assemblage. The monumental works they have created are liberally scattered around this slum area, transforming the clamorous area into an organic art installation."--Container.
Bounda pa bounda: "An observational film that documents Bounda pa bounda (Cheek by Arse), a character from the Jacmel carnival, as he drags up in a sacred Vodou altar space before going onto the streets with his rara band."--Container.
language note
English narration, dialogue in English and Haitian French Creole; with English subtitles.
catalogue key
10122336
technical details
Disc characteristics: DVD-ROM ; NTSC/PAL dual disc.

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