Haiti Cultural Exchange Announces 3rd Biennial Haiti Film Fest

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Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX), a New York based non-profit organization announces the Third Biennial Haiti Film Fest taking place in venues throughout New York City and kicking things off with the Haiti Film Fest Opening Night on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at DROM NYC. As a part of Haitian Heritage month, May 8-15, HCX will present over 15 screenings showcasing a variety of documentary, feature and short films exploring subjects such as exile, memory, and cultural heritage.

New York Premieres include: La Belle Vie: A Good Life by Miami-based filmmaker Rachelle Salnave [see image above], Storming Papa Doc by Mario Delatour, and Port-au-Prince,Mon Seul et Unique Amour by Arnold Antonin; both Haiti-based filmmakers. A special evening of selected short films, including a number of films by graduates of the Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only free film school based in the City of Jacmel, will also be presented.

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Ital is Vital…

This weekend I finally got the chance to politic & build with my Sistren, Natural Bliss. We meet up at "Life Alive: Urban Oasis. The food was AMAZING...and priced to fit the budget of "freelancer/consultant". My dish was complemented by their "Revive Alive Jubilant Juice" (Apple, Carrot, Tumeric, Ginger, Lemon, Honey, Cinnamon, Spirulina)..one of their … Continue reading Ital is Vital…

Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love V: Meditations on Voodoo Doll

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A Performance/Talk by Professor Gina A. Ulysse, Department of Anthropology, Wesleyan University

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6 pm

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, Department of Africana Studies

Barnard College, Columbia University

New York, NY 10027

This event forms part of the Translating Hispaniola Speaker Series at Barnard College, co-sponsored by COOL, Africana Studies, the Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures, Barnard Center for Translation Studies and the Greater Caribbean Studies Center. For more information contact the organizers Kaiama L. Glover at kglover@barnard.edu and Maja Horn at mhorn@barnard.edu.

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Gina Athena Ulysse is an anthropologist, activist, poet, performance artist and multi-media artist. She is an associate professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Born in Haiti, she has lived in the northeast of United States since her family migrated eons ago. Her new book, Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle is a tri-lingual collection of…

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The Business of Freelancing, Blogging, and Books, According to Author Jennifer Armstrong

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First, I should note: I am not related to Jennifer Armstrong. But! I have followed her writing closely over the years — first during her years at Entertainment Weekly, and more recently as the author of books like Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted (Simon & Schuster), which offered a definitive history of the classic TV series. Her blog also happens to be a must-follow on WordPress.com: She gives glimpses into her current work (she’s doing a Seinfeld book next) and she’s refreshingly transparent about the business (and hard truths) of being a freelance writer in 2015. I spoke with her via email about the business of writing and tips for how she makes time for her own blog.

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Grantees honored at the 2015 BAC Grants Ceremony

On Wednesday, March 18th, Brooklyn Arts Council celebrated the culmination of our 2015 Grant Season. Hundreds of public officials, performers, panelists, and grantees descended on Brooklyn Borough Hall to commemorate the occasion.

Brooklyn Arts Council Grantee Ceremony Program against Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom background. Photo Credit: Marvin Roberts Photography, 2015. Brooklyn Arts Council Grantee Ceremony Program against Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom background. Photo Credit: Marvin Roberts Photography, 2015.

No BAC ceremony is complete without performers, and this year we were graced with some truly amazing talent. Truthworker Theatre Company opened the festivities with a 7 minute compilation of scenes from their two current productions: BARCODE and IN|PRISM: Boxed In and Blacked Out in America. A social justice based, hip hop theatre company based in Brooklyn, Truthworker provides free programming and professional stipends for young visionaries and performers to receive rigorous training. Each production deals with a different need for social and societal change. IN|PRISM examines the impacts and practices of solitary confinement in prisons, while BARCODE…

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