DIRECTED BY Dudley Alexis

Country: Haiti, USA
Language: Creole, English, French
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 70min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Special Presentation

Food is nourishment, food is pleasure, food is comfort—and food is also history, culture and memory. This delectable documentary from Miami artist and filmmaker Dudley Alexis explores the depths of significance to be digested in joumou, a traditional pumpkin-based soup consumed in Dudley’s native Haiti every Haitian Independence Day, which also happens to be New Year’s Day. The ritual preparation of joumou is an emblem of freedom for Haitians, redolent of Revolutionary ideals, emancipation and victory. Join Dudley on this personal journey as he returns to Haiti to investigates joumou, its meanings—and its culinary delights.


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Director: Dudley Alexis
Producer: Dudley Alexis, Ludlow Bailey, Shahilia Reid
Screenwriter: Dudley Alexis
Executive Producer: Frederic G. Chery, Dudley Alexis

Cinematographer: Anderson Gil, Dudley Alexis, Rashaud Michel
Editor: Dudley Alexis

Subjects: Edwidge Danticat, Jean Claude Exulien, Bayyaynah E. Bello, David Destinoble, Hugh Chef Irie Sinclair, Benjamin Hebblethwaite, Frederic G. Chery, Karenne Cadet

Dudley Alexis

Dudley Alexis was born in Haiti, moved to the US as an adolescent and has become a fixture of Miami’s visual arts community. Liberty in a Soup (16) is his first feature directorial credit.