The documentary showcases Haitian artists creating transformational art after the devastating earthquake of 2010. The film aims to introduce positive images of Haiti and its people while seeking to reframe the stereotypical narrative of a country largely seen as naive and primitive.
Jacquil Constant is a Haitian American independent filmmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production and a Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Pan African Studies and Cinema-Television and Arts from California State University Northridge (CSUN). In 2006, Jacquil established his own production company, Constant Production, which has various music videos, short films, and commercial productions to its credit. He is also the founder of the first ever Haiti International Film Festival in Southern California. Jacquil is a BADWest member and the co-curator of BADWest's St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Screening series at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum.
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The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.