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A Memory Forgotten: A Generation Sacrificed

A Memory Forgotten: A Generation Sacrificed

| 23 min

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.

  • direction
    Martine Duviella
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon


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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?

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