October 918 2020

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Vertières I II III

Vertières I II III
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Louise Botkay
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Exploring axes such as discipline, nature, tenderness, ruin, resistance, the film is traversed by post-colonial processes that have marked Haiti’s history. Vertières is the name of the neighborhood in the city of Cap-Haïtien where, in 1803, the great battle took place, which culminated in the expulsion of the Napoleonic army from Haiti, the first country in the world to become independent from the colonial powers.


Louise Botkay studied at the National Film School of France (FEMIS). She has shot films in Haiti, Congo, Niger, Chad, Brazil and Europe, using her cell phone, video, super-8, 16 or 35 mm film that she developed herself. Her works were shown at festivals such as Oberhausen, Fid de Marseille, VidéoBrasil, and more. Her work A film for Ehuana won a prize from the State of North Rhine-Westaphalia, Germany.