SERENADE FOR HAITI

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Owsley Brown

Country: USA
Language: Creole, French
Subtitles: English
Original Title: SERENAD POU AYITI

Running Time: 70min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

At Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, children use classical music to channel their creativity and nurture their sense of empowerment. School director Father David César has extended music education throughout the island, and, even after unimaginable disaster strikes, César, his faculty and students refuse to let Sainte Trinité’s legacy come to an end.

Filmmaker Owsley Brown began documenting the school long before Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake and he continued to follow its fate over several years of rebuilding. Serenade for Haiti captures the resilience and talent of this widely misunderstood country, and the soundtrack highlights outstanding Haitian composers who are largely unknown to international audiences.

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credits

Director: Owsley Brown
Producer: Owsley Brown, Anne Flatté, Christy McGill

Cinematographer: Marcel Cabrera
Editor: Gina Leibrecht, Eva Ilona Brzeski, Jeff Boyette

Owsley Brown

Owsley Brown acted as co-producer on Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (12) and Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (16). His directorial credits include Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles (99), which won an Independent Spirit award, and Serenade for Haiti (16).

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