Haiti: The Road To Liberty (1975) by Arnold Antonin

Saturday, December 21, 1985, 8:00 pm

Haiti: The Road to Liberty

An Evening of Poetry and Film by the Jacques Roumain Cultural Brigade


762 Valencia St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

The Cinematheque will turn its final New College evening of the year over to the Jacques Roumain Cultural Brigade, a Haitian support group named after the great Haitian poet of the ’30s and ‘40s. The group is composed of poets and translators who will read liberation translations from Creole French, as well as works on Haiti written in American English. The Brigade will be represented by Boa Diba, Rosemary Manno, Ronald Sauer, Maggie Leigh, Dimitri Charalambous, Jack Hirschman, and Sarah Menefee. Haitian poets to be read include Roumain, Paul Laraque, Rene Depestre, and Georges Castera. A feature-length film, Haiti: The Road To Liberty, which depicts the political struggle and cultural oppression there, will also be shown.