We’re pleased to announce that Haiti Speaks is an official selection of the 2020 Montréal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF).
Formerly the Montréal Haitian Film Festival, the MIBFF is now the largest festival of its kind in Canada and the only official bilingual black film festival – French and English – in North America. This makes Haiti Speaks’ selection for programming particularly exciting, because the festival has developed from its primary purpose of providing a space for representation and dialogue for the Haitian diasporic community to become a more diverse and international platofrm for connection. Due to the global pandemic, we have been unable to organize a screening in Haiti yet, and this festival provides us an opportunity to reach one of our most important audiences. Furthermore, we are thrilled to be recognized as a part of a “different kind of cinema”. Our vision indeed matches that of the MIBFF’s:
“The goal of the Montréal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is to bring audiences the most beautiful and the most amazing new Black films, while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues. The MIBFF wants to promote a different kind of cinema, cinema that hails from here and from abroad and that does not necessarily have the opportunity to grace the big screen, groundbreaking cinema that moves us, that raises awareness and that takes us all by surprise. The MIBFF wants to deal with issues and present works that raise questions, that provoke, that make us smile, that leave us perplexed, that shock us…“
All access passes are available for the duration of the festival, hosted online this year, from September 23rd – October 4th.
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