I AM HAITI

Raúl de la Fuente / 65’ / 2014 / Haiti

  • fograma yo soy haiti

Dirección / Direction: Raúl de la Fuente
Producción / Production: Amaia Remírez
Guión / Script: Amaia Remírez, Raúl de la Fuente, Alejandro Pacheco
Edición / Editing: Natxo Leuza, Raúl de la Fuente
Fotografía / Cinematography: Raúl de la Fuente
Sonido / Sound: Raúl de la Fuente, Ernesto Santana

In Haiti the ancestors say that if something is meant to happen, it will happen and nobody can change that. The artist Celeur is inspired by voodoo to create his sculptures, reflections of the complex reality of the Caribbean country. The sculptor’s reflections frame the lives of Oriental, a young orphan, and Marah, who has had to make her own living on the streets of Port au Prince since she was very little. A portrait of Haiti, and a vindication of the country’s roots in Africa.

Raúl de la Fuente has been a director and screenwriter since 1996. He is the director and founder of Kanaki Films. His narratives always emphasise the beauty and meaning of whatever is in front of his camera. He has travelled around the world looking for stories, writing and directing documentaries, spots, short films and TV programs. Together with Damian Nenow, he is currently working on Another day in life, an animated feature that incorporates real images. His first feature, Nömadak tx, was the most awarded Spanish documentary at international film festivals in 2007. His most recent work, Minerita, won the Spanish Film Academy Goya Award for Best Short Documentary in 2014. He was also nominated for a Goya for Best Short Documentary in 2012 for his film Virgen Negra, a short film about how Mozambican women see sex.