Ayiti Toma, The Land of the Living

Ayiti Toma, The Land of the Living

Directed by Joseph Hillel ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada ∙ 81'

Beyond the country that overcame slavery to become the first Black Republic, beyond the country that has survived numerous natural disasters and even humanitarian aid, lies Ayiti Toma ("the country that is ours").

AYITI TOMA, THE LAND OF THE LIVING aspires to present this lesser known, more inclusive Ayiti as it is retold and illuminated by the Ayitians themselves, from intellectuals and politicians, to practitioners of voodoo and young survivors from a hard-hit borough of Port-au-Prince. With the additional input of anthropologists, historians and aid workers, this documentary illustrates that the country's extraordinarily rich culture and magical traditions must be taken into account if Ayiti Toma, the land of the living, is to truly come into being.

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Ayiti Toma, The Land of the Living

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  • Ayiti Toma, The Land of the Living

    Directed by Joseph Hillel ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada ∙ 81'

    Beyond the country that overcame slavery to become the first Black Republic, beyond the country that has survived numerous natural disasters and even humanitarian aid, lies Ayiti Toma ("the country that is ours").

    AYITI TOMA, THE LAND OF THE LIVI...