Film Screening of What Happens to a Dream Deferred? and Q&A with Filmmaker Esery Mondésir
This short documentary film is part of Mondésir’s “Haitian Trilogy” exploring the lives of Haitian and Haitian-descended communities in Cuba and Mexico. The film showing will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker.
Synopsis of Documentary:
It’s New Year’s Eve in Tijuana, Mexico. Wood and Colonel are busy making Soup Joumou to celebrate Haitian Independence Day with their friends at the “Trap House.” As their cooking progresses, memories of the perilous journey that brought them to the US/Mexico border two years ago resurface. From Haiti to Brazil and through nine other South and Central-American countries, here they are, sandwiched between their dream of a musical career in the US and an American president who calls Haiti a “shithole” and believes all Haitians have AIDS.
This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies.
Haiti, documentary, film
Caribbean Languages and Societies | Film and Media Studies | Latin American Languages and Societies | Latin American Studies
Mondesir, Esery. "Film Screening of What Happens to a Dream Deferred? and Q&A with Filmmaker Esery Mondésir." Ensemble video, 01:20:50. November 10, 2020.