Rainbow Line
October 2010
Rainbow Line

Brooklyn Center Cinema
 in association with

 Two films as part of

Festival begins at 11am
Film screening times*are approximate 
Arrive early!

 Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
                                                            Général Toussaint Louverture, 1743-1803
                         (Credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/Photographs and Prints Division).


        It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of French revolutionary ideas — liberté, eqalité, fraternité — and used them to create the world's first Black republic. It changed the trajectory of colonial economics...and led to America's acquisition of the Louisiana territory from France. "It" was the Haitian Revolution, a movement that's been called the true birth moment of universal human rights. Vaguely remembered today, the Haitian Revolution was a hurricane at the turn of the nineteenth century — traumatizing Southern planters and inspiring slaves and abolitionists, worldwide.

        The man at the forefront of Haiti's epochal uprising was Toussaint Louverture. He was world-known in his day and deserves a place among history's most celebrated figures today. Born into slavery, Toussaint had been freed by his master before the revolt began. He owned property and was financially secure. He risked it all, however, to join then lead an army of slaves that would fight, in turn, the French, the British, and the Spanish empires for twelve years.

        Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution explores this history through music, voodoo ritual, powerful re-creations, and insightful writers and historians.                                                  ---From the PBS Website

Directed by Noland Walker

This film will be Digitally Projected
Saturday,  October 30, 2010
- 11:30am*
Walt Whitman Theatre

The short subject - HAITI RENAISSANCE featuring the images of Haiti brilliantly captured by photographer Daniel Goudrouffe, will be shown prior to our second feature.



This film will be Digitally Projected
Saturday,  October 30, 2010
- 2pm*
Walt Whitman Theatre

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There will be a Q&A after the screening of

Earthquake Haiti: 
On lanmen ka lavé lòt

Feel free to join in for a lively discussion.

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