Ayiti Mon Amour
A love poem to my native land.Guetty Felin
Joakim Cohen, Anisia Uzeyman, James Noël,
Documentary meets magical neorealism in the Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The ruins and rubble remain, as do the protests over government corruption, yet amidst the debris magic still can be found: a grieving young man can discover he powers the currents, or an author can learn his characters have lives of their own. Drawing upon her documentary background (Broken Stones), Felin captures Haiti’s devastated landscape as well as any news reporter, yet within the images lurks the heart of a poet.