Monsieur President – with Special Guest filmmaker Victoria Campbell

| 2014 | 71 minutes | |
Victoria Campbell

Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Victoria Campbell

Crafted from footage taken on nearly a dozen trips to Haiti amidst the aftermath of 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port au Prince in 2010, “Monsieur le Président,” begins with Ms. Campbell’s immersion into the reeling neighborhoods of that city, and transitions to her participation in the effort to keep the citizenry alive in what had become largely a Stone Age environment. It was during that participation, volunteering at a swamped clinic, that she encountered someone so intriguing, she was compelled to film him. Soon enough, the man she had begun to film, a charismatic priest named Gaston, had become the spine of an artistic exploration into charity, desperation, superstition, and moral ambiguity. Interlacing that exploration was voodoo: the religion which Gaston practiced and Ms. Campbell felt an intense personal curiosity toward.

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FILMMAKER VICTORIA CAMPBELL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A Q&A SESSION AFTER THE FILM

 

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Official Selection - Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2014

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