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Toussaint L'Ouverture Parts 1 & 2


Director: Philippe Niang 2012, France French, with English subtitles Narrative feature / 180 minutes T+T PREMIERE AT LONG LAST the story of the Haitian Revolution is given the cinematic treatment in this fittingly two-part epic drama, starring celebrated Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis as Toussaint L’Ouverture. The film tells the story of the man who led the greatest — and only successful — slave revolt in history, from his life as a coachman on the Breda plantation to his final days, imprisoned by Napoleon Bonaparte in a tiny cell in the icy Jura mountains of France. In association with the Alliance Française. Fri 21 Sept, 10.00am, Pt 1; 11.30am, Pt 2, UWI, Institute of Critical Thinking Wed 26 Sept, 7.00pm, Pt 1, Alliance Française Thur 27 Sept, 7.00pm, Pt 2, Alliance Française, Q&A Sat 29 Sept, 1.00pm, Pt 1; 3.30pm, Pt 2, Q&A, MovieTowne POS