Toussaint Louverture

Thursday, March 28
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3hr 10mins // directed by:Philippe Niang

Toussaint Louverture was 8 when he saw his father thrown in the sea of The Cap of Santo Domingo by a slaves buyer finding him too old and useless. Toussaint Louverture will keep these horrible moments in his mind and will be the foundation of his revolution and rebellion. At this time, he has been bought by a new master, Bayon de Libertad, who will recognize at once his particular qualities. Bayon will allow him to learn reading and writing and gave him his freedom at his 33 years. At his 50 years, he starts to lead a Revolution to free his people and country becoming “The Black Spartacus”. He will first join the Spanish Army against The French Army will propose him a deal he will accept and becomes General Toussaint Louverture. He proclaimed a Constitution for his own country which worried Bonaparte who started to get some anger for him and took this as an independent and terrible act. For that, he will be deported to France on the order of Bonaparte, where he will die in Fort de Joux in France in April 1803.

Audience Favorite Award for Best Narrative Feature, Pan African Film & Arts Festival Los Angeles, 2012.

- Presented by the Consulate General of Haiti in Boston