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BADWest 4th Monday Free Screening January 29, 2018 - Liberty in a Soup

Written by 09 Jan,2018

"Liberty in a Soup" explores the Haitian Independence Day tradition in which Haitians partake of a pumpkin base soup known as "Soup Joumou". Every January 1st, in celebration of their independence, Haitian families gather around the dinner table to celebrate their freedom with a soup.

Monday, January 29, 2018 @7pm

St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Screening

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

4130 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA  90230

 

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Documentary Series Presents:

 

LIBERTY IN A SOUP

Directed by

Dudley Alexis

 

The film narrates and documents the filmmaker's journey to Haiti in an effort to share a full understanding of this tradition in the context of the Haitian revolution and its role in the development of modern humanity. The story is also developed through the multi-cultural voices of some of the leading thinkers and individuals involved in the study of Haiti and Haitian history in general.

 Liberty in a Soup
 

During the process, the film succeeds in the telling the tale of the revolution in ways that illuminates the story of one of the most important historical events in modern human history. This documentary is a very important educational and cultural tool for fostering a better understanding of Haitian Culture and Haiti's contribution to the advancement of humanity.

 

Dudley AlexisDudley Alexis is an independent filmmaker whose passion is bringing to the world little- known facts about his native land Haiti, while also dispelling certain misconceptions by shedding a light on a rich Haitian culture and the African Diaspora experience at large. He wrote, filmed, directed and edited "Liberty in a Soup", which he completed in early 2016. The documentary was inspired by a chance encounter with a West African cab driver who questioned Alexis about the fame and significance of Soup Joumou, the national dish of Haiti, which commemorates the island nation's independence from France.

 

"Liberty in a Soup" is Alexis' first feature documentary. His previous works include short documentaries/ narratives, a post production producer for the Miccosukee Magazine -which showcased the life of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida and other local South Florida issues. He continues to use his medium as a tool for social awareness and change.

 

There will be a Q&A via Skype with filmmaker Alexis Dudley after the screening.

 

This event is FREE. 

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 7pm

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

4130 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA  90230

Free Parking. 

 

The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. www.fulcrumarts.org

 

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. 

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