CARIBBEAN TALES AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SALUTES FRENCH-SPEAKING PRESENCE: SEPT. 4 & 11
by Darling Nicky
CARIBBEAN TALES AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
SALUTES FRENCH-SPEAKING PRESENCE: SEPT. 4 & 11
September 4 – 14, 2013
CaribbeanTales is proud to have a French-speaking presence during the opening night Red Carpet Gala – September 4 and in the Haiti Mon Amour* programming on September 11 at the Harbourfront Centre. This presentation of films will include French shorts: Conversations with the Dead, Cinco Minutos Para Mi Pais and No Creo Que Somos Iguales and a feature Adopted ID, that is in English although shot in Haiti.
September 4th, 2013
9 p.m. – Shorts
Cinco Minutos Para Mi Pais – Dominique Telemaque, Haiti/Dominican Republic, French/Spanish, 2 mins.
5 Minutes for my Country tells the story of Julien, a young Haitian student in Santo Domingo, who in the face of all obstacles, struggles to finish his studies, so as to be able to donate the gift of his intelligence towards his country’s development.
No Creo Que Somos Iguales– Dominique Telemaque, Haiti/Dominican Republic, French/Spanish, 6 mins.
Two Shoe-Shine boys, one Dominican, and the other Haitian, discuss the concept of “Equality”.
September 11th. 2013
*Haiti Mon Amour Program
6:30 p.m. – Short (free)
Conversations with the Dead – Haiti Reporters (a collective effort of 12 community journalists), French, 23 mins.
What do we remember about the dead? How do we construct our memories of an event? On January 12, 2010, at 4:53 p.m., Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake that killed over 200,000 people. Although the event has faded from the headlines, the lived experience of loss remains a daily struggle for many Haitians. Three years later in Port-au-Prince, nine survivors share intimate accounts of family members who still visit them in dreams, visions, and live on in the objects and spaces they left behind. A collective effort of twelve Haitian community journalists, Conversations with the Dead goes beyond the official statistics and current events, and delves into the world of living memories.
Adopted ID – Sonia Godding-Togobo, Canada/Haiti, English, 60 mins, 2012.
Abandoned at birth, a Haitian girl adopted by Canadians bravely returns to the impoverished nation to find her parents.
Tickets to Harbourfront Centre screenings can be purchased by calling CaribbeanTales at 416-598-1410 or Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-743-4000. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased online at caribbeantales-events.com, or in person at the Harbourfront Centre Box Office, located at 235 Queens Quay West. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on evenings of performance. For information about getting to Harbourfront Centre during the Queen’s Quay revitalization, please visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere
• Centrepiece Films (at Harbourfront Centre): $20
• Other Harbourfront Screenings: Free
For more information, high-resolution images and interview requests, please utilize the media contact information below.
Media Contacts for CaribbeanTales:
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CaribbeanTales is a group of companies that produces, markets and exhibits Caribbean-themed films for regional and international distribution, including: CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, that links quality Caribbean movies and their audiences everywhere, the CaribbeanTales Film Festival Group that produces events and training programs all around the world, and CaribbeanTales.ca, a nonprofit based in Toronto, Canada, that produces educational programs through film, contributing to an inclusive Canadian society. New for 2013 – CaribbeanTales-TV, an internet hub and video-ondemand platform aimed at students, educators and Caribbean film buffs. Now in its eighth year, CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase is produced in partnership with the Harbourfront Centre, and includes a Film Festival, Incubator Program for filmmakers, and a special CNE Screening series.
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ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SUMMER SEASON
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.
For additional information, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.