This short documentary is a portrait of Martine Duviella, whose parents were forced to flee Haiti during the Duvalier regime. Here, Duviella recounts the story of her activist father and through him seeks to retrieve the forgotten past of a generation that sacrificed itself trying to free Haiti. In French with English subtitles.
This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.
Ages 15 to 17
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues
Social Studies - Social History
Invite students to examine realities in Haiti with a focus on the film’s topics: the Ligue des jeunesses populaires, Duvalier (Papa Doc), Tonton Macoutes and the Parti d’entente populaire (PEP). Then open up the discussion with these questions: What is Haiti’s future? Can tourism, as envisaged by the current government, be part of the solution?