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Touissant L’Overture

Touissant L’Overture
Playing at The African Diaspora International Film Festival in NY (ADIFF)

Director: Philippe Niang
Screenwriters: Philippe Niang, Sandro Agenor
Cast: Jimmy Jean-Louis, Aïssa Maiga, Pierre Cassignard, Arthur Jugnot, Yann Ebonge, Hubert Kounde, Magloire, Thierry Desroses, Philippe Caroit, Eric Viellard, Virginie Desarnauts,Féodor Atkine, Stany Coppet, Sonia Rolland, Mabo Kouyate

Toussaint Louverture is the long-awaited, two-part action-packed epic film, depicting the life of the Haitian leader. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, Louverture established Haiti as the first black nation in the western hemisphere and the first Black free nation as well. The success of Louverture and the Haitian Revolution rocked the institution of slavery throughout the “New World” of the Americas.

The two parts French epic film (with English subtitles), Toussaint Louverture won three prizes at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival in LA – Best Feature Narrative, an Audience Award for Narrative Feature and the Best Actor award for Jean-Louis’ portrayal of the Haitian revolutionist.

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