Haitian-born Jimmy Jean-Louis plays what might be one of his career’s signature roles in the French made-for-TV movie “Toussaint Louverture.” The actor portrays Toussaint–the Haitian former slave who spearheaded the slave rebellion leading to freedom for the slaves and an independent Haiti from France. (Though he never saw it, dying in a French prison, 8 months before independence was declared).
The film, two one-and-half-hour film segments spanning forty years, will screen as part of the Haiti Film Fest organized by Haiti Cultural Exchange at St. Francis College. The film fest is two full days of free Haitian films, from noon to 9:00 p.m, May 11 &12. For details: haiticultural.org/program-06. via • Caribbean Life