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AYITI MON AMOUR
2016 Haiti - Haitian Creole, French, English and Japanese with English subtitles
with :Joakim Cohen, Anisia Uzeyman, Jaures Andris, Pascale Faublas, James Noel Simbi Duplan
Images: Hervé Cohen
-Edited by Stephane Augustin, Isabelle Devinck
Release: Winter 2017
Official Selection: TIFF 2016
Haiti 5 years after the quake, on the outskirts of a coastal city, teenage Orphée, grieving the lost of his dad who perished during the earthquake goes swimming in the sea and emerges with his body holding an electrical current, of course with great power comes responsibility…Meanwhile Jaurès, an old fisherman who talks to his cow, struggles to look after his beloved ailing wife, Odessa.
Somewhere in town a muse loses patience with her writer and decides to leave him to go live her own life. Ayiti Mon Amour is a magic neorealist tale capturing the hopes and fears of the Haitian people at a critical moment in their history.
Created and shot by Hervé Cohen
Launced in 2016 - ongoing...
in multiple languages
Edited by Hervé Cohen, Yeelen Cohen
Co-produced by La Huit in France
In the underbelly of buslling cities around the world, millions of commuters cross paths each day, each carrying a unique story. An interactive web series that will launch in December 2016
By Guetty Felin
2012 Haiti - Haitian Creole and French, with English subtitles
Shot and edited by Hervé Cohen
Conceived, directed, shot and edited byHervé Cohen
Co-produced by La Huit Productions Paris
In this documentary, Guetty Felin turns her lenses towards the oldest neighborhood of Port-au-Prince and the most devastated by the earthquake of January 12 2010. She films the lives of people moving through the maze of the ruins and vestige of what was once the imposing cathedral Notre Dame de l'Assumption which has become, for the time, an amphitheater and surreal witness of the living conditions of Haitians in the area. This poetic cinematic fresco mixes children's games, songs and prayers of the congregation, a handicap hero, a group of vociferous women who come to the cathedral square to get away from the harshness of life, writers and poets and a mellifluous flow of other characters lend their voices to the chorus turning the cathedral into a kind of Greek forum where folks express their grief but also their aspirations for the country of their dreams. Beautifully photographed mixing cinema vérité and observational documentary style, this well crafted poetic film is personal and yet endearingly political.
CLOSER TO THE DREAM
Written and directed by Guetty Felin
Images and edted by Hervé Cohen
Co-produced by Enfin Bref Productions Paris.
Best Documentary FEMI Guadeloupe 2012
Best documentary Belize International Film Festival 2012
special Jury Mention Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
Official Selection Havana Film Festival