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Title:

WÒCH NAN SOLEY

Title English:STONES IN THE SUN
Country:USA; Haiti 2013
Format:digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:95 Minutes
Film series:African Diaspora Cinema


Director :Benoît, Patricia
  



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In the midst of increasing political violence in their homeland, the lives of three pairs of Haitian refugees intersect in 1980s New York City. A haunted young woman struggling to forget the atrocities she’s experienced reunites with her husband in Brooklyn, where he barely scrapes by as a livery cab driver. A single mother striving for assimilation in a tony Long Island suburb takes in her sister, a teacher and political activist who is unable to reconcile their violent youth with her sister’s seemingly banal lifestyle. And a newly married man, the host of a
popular anti-government radio show, fi nds his estranged father (a recently ousted military leader) on his doorstep, desperate for shelter. Now, they all must confront the disturbing truth of their pasts, as we slowly learn the history of their interlocked lives. In her impassioned, penetrating feature fi lm debut, Haitian director Patricia Benoit steers clear of clichés about immigrants and refugees, thoughtfully revealing three stories of damaged love. Authentically tapping into the reality of the unique Haitian-American experience, Benoit sensitively represents the characters’ confl icted desire to return to a home that no longer exists. (Tribeca Film Festival 2012. Film premier and special jury award.)