Haitian works spotlighted in Montreal’s virtual festival of Black films

Haitian works spotlighted in Montreal’s virtual festival of Black films

By Sam Bojarski

Haitian works spotlighted in Montreal’s virtual festival of Black films
The 16th Montreal International Black Film Festival launches Sept. 23. Contributed photo.

“Haiti Speaks,” “Junior,” “Black Boys”, and a discussion of “ANITA” are among the works highlighting Haiti and Haitians on screen during The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) kicking off Sept. 23. Now in its 16th year, the festival featuring 120 films from 30 countries is a virtual event due to Covid-19.

Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, MIBFF opens on Sept. 23, with the showing of a Canadian film, “The Cuban.” From Sept. 24-Oct. 4, 120 films from 30 countries, including Haiti, will be available for viewing. The virtual festival also features a movie discussion honoring the 40th anniversary of the Haitian film “ANITA,” directed by Rassoul Labuchin. 

In addition to a series of free virtual events and panels, the festival offers passes, allowing access to the entire selection of films. These passes can be purchased online for $49. 

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