Haiti: A Painted History
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In Haiti: A Painted History, director Jean-Marie Drot has created a stunning film version of his 1992 traveling art exhibition, which documented the island's history through the eyes of native Haitian painters. Beginning with Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World and covering five hundred years in the life of a people, this visually sumptuous and provocative history takes a fresh approach to such complex and difficult issues as culture clash, genocide, slavery, political tyranny, massacre, and extreme poverty. What continually emerges from the painted images, paradoxically, is… More