Black History Month Copresentation

Black History Month Presentation at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Cordially invite you to join us for a screening of

Broken Stones

Meet Director and Special Guest Guetty Felin
with Guest Panelists moderated by Natacha Blanchet

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Screening and Panel: 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Langston Hughes Auditorium
Schomburg Center
@ 135th St. and Malcolm X Blvd.

African Film Festival, Inc. and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are proud to present the annual Black History Month Co-presentation. The program will reflect on the two-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti with a special preview screening of Guetty Felin’s Broken Stones, a feature-length documentary about self-recovery after the tragic Haiti quake, followed by a riveting panel discussion with the filmmaker and special guests.

Broken Stones, Guetty Felin, Haiti/France/US, 2012, 61 min.
Broken Stones, Guetty Felin, Haiti/France/US, 2012, 61 min.

The oldest neighborhood of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Quartier Cathédrale (Catheral Quarter) was the most devastated sector in the city, it is also where the bulk of the documentary Broken Stones was shot. With its erected columns and open air, the ruins of the cathedral resembles an amphitheater where the daily realities of Haitian life unfolds. Amidst the vestige of what was once the most beautiful cathedrals in the entire Caribbean, children play, women pray, some carry pails and jugs of water from the nearby tap, a white man dressed in black hooded priest garb appears out of nowhere, followed by a cameraman, foreign missionaries snap pictures as they pray for lost souls in a house of worship that does not belong to them, men and women roam almost aimlessly in this post-apocalyptic decorÖ. These images are amongst the impressionist moments interwoven into the narrative fabric of this captivating documentary.