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Don't miss this one-time only, special advance screening of the film, "Broken Stones," a feature-length documentary about self-recovery after the tragic Haiti earthquake by Guetty Felin.

 

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, today... The sun is rising in a cotton candy sky when the people begin to arrive. Some carrying plastic chairs, umbrellas others carry musical instruments and pews and benches, young people help the old as they climb over mounds of ruble. They stop by the crucifix still standing near what used to be the main entrance. They raise their arms, make the sign of the cross, clutching the remnants of the cast iron fence.
 
Before them lies a carcass of a cathedral, Notre Dame de l’Assomption or dearly referred to as “Notre Dame de Port-au-Prince”. What took 30 years to build was destroyed in 35 terrifying seconds.

 

The oldest neighborhood of the city of Port-au-Prince, Quartier Cathédrale (Cathedral Quarter) is one of the most symbolic in the history of Haiti. It is in this very neighborhood that the city was founded in 1749 and it is also in the older wooden cathedral where Jean-Jacques Dessalines was crowned emperor of Haiti in 1804. Cathedral quarter was also the hardest hit by the terrifying earthquake on January 12, 2010; it is there that the bulk of this documentary film was shot.  

 

 

Hosted by jessica Care moore.  This film screening is free and open to the public.  For more information please call (313) 494-5800.

 

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201

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