Eat, for This is My Body (Mange, ceci est mon corps)
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Eat, for This is My Body (Mange, ceci est mon corps)
Michelange Quay's stunning first feature seductively begs the viewer to abandon the rules of traditional storytelling and instead embrace a poetic, cinematic language. Eat, for This Is My Body tells of the evolution of power in Quay's native Haiti and the colonial relationship between black boys and white women.

The film begins with a breathtaking aerial swoop over Haiti that seems to beckon the pain of poverty, war, and revolution to thrive and wreak havoc on the serene land. The traumatic image of a woman struggling with an enormously pregnant stomach is soothed by images… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A quietly confident visual poem to Haiti and its turbulent history, Eat, for This Is My Body is a solid achievement in avant-garde ethnographic formalism."
‑ Eddie Cockrell, Variety
"Eat stupidly elides Fleischer's rationalist approach to the most fervently unreasonable impulses."
‑ David Phelps, Slant Magazine
"It's the bare faced pretension of the exercise that overwhelms."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"A true, unadulterated trip into a most unique subconscious."
‑ Keith Uhlich, House Next Door
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