Aug. 2

1:15 PM


Douvan Jou Ka Leve

Dir. Gessica Généus

Stemming from her personal experience, her close ones’ testimonies and surprising encounters, Gessica Généus, Haitian filmmaker questions the “disease of the soul” devouring her native island.

U.S. Premiere

51 min.

United States


Screens with:


Four Days In May

Dir. Deborah A. Thomas, Junior “Gabu“ Wedderburn, Deanne M. Bell
• United States, 2017, 41 min.

Four Days in May explores how state violence generates archives of both suffering and life by focusing on the 2010 State of Emergency in West Kingston, Jamaica. Locally dubbed the “Tivoli Incursion,” the joint operation of the military and police forces into Tivoli Gardens and surrounding communities in order to apprehend Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who had been ordered for extradition to the United States to stand trial for gun and drug-related charges, resulted in the deaths of at least 75 civilians. The film features community residents talking about their experiences during the “incursion,” and naming and memorializing of loved ones they lost. Through the use of archival film and photographs, footage from the U.S. drone that was overhead during the operation, and contemporary hyper-realist film photography of the “garrison” of Tivoli Gardens, it encourages viewers to think about how people negotiate the entanglements among nationalist governments, imperialist practices, and local articulations with illicit international trades.

World Premiere