Frantz Voltaire

Biography: Frantz Voltaire was born in Haiti in 1948. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History at Universidad de Chili, a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science at Flacso in Chili, a Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations at Université du Québec (UQAM) in Québec, Canada, and Doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal. He has received various scholarships: United Nations, Japan, Université de Montréal, etc. He gave lectures and conferences in various universities in the United States, Latin America, Canada, Chili, Mexico, Argentina, Japan and all over the Caribbean. He has published numerous articles and written the books Black Power in Haiti and A Brief History of Blacks in Canada. He produced and co-directed Puerto Príncipe mío (Potoprens se pa’m) in 2000 (Brazil Cora Coralina Awards) and produced Del Cafetal a la Tumba Francesa. He directed documentaries such as: Les Chemins de la mémoire (2002 – Canada National Film Board Awards), Au nom du Père… Duvalier (2004 – Caribbean Awards), Maestro Issa (2008) and Manno Charlemagne – Konviksyon (2010). He was the founder of the Human Rights Film Festival in Montreal and was Chief of Staff for Haitian Prime Minister Robert Malval. Other accomplishments include being a member of the Montreal Art Council, the chairman and founder of CIDIHCA in 1983, a Haitian and Caribbean research center based in Montreal, and the publisher for Editions Cidihca.

(Source: http://www.creativecaribbeannetwork.com/person/28696/en)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Puerto Príncipe mío [Potoprens se pa’m] (2000 – Rigoberto López, Frantz Voltaire).

Filmography:
Puerto Príncipe mío [Potoprens se pa’m] (2000 – Rigoberto López, Frantz Voltaire);
Les Chemins de la mémoire (2002);
Le Pèlerinage de Thomassin (2003);
Au nom du Père… Duvalier (2004);
Maestro Issa (2008);
Manno Charlemagne – Konviksyon (2010).