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Program 18 - 'Nobody Dies Here' & 'Stones In The Sun'

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Nobody Dies Here - Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others die in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies. (2016, 24 min) 

Stones In the Sun - It’s seldom we get to see authentic, complex and tactful character representations from the West Indies on the screen, especially in cinema. In her compelling and heartfelt feature film debut, Haitian filmmaker Patricia Benoit follows three Haitian immigrant families seeking refuge in Brooklyn NY from the sociopolitical upheaval surrounding them in their native country during the 1980’s. Benoit – who also wrote the screenplay – has crafted a movingly poignant and observant film in "Stones in the Sun."

Raw and understated, "Stones in the Sun" is handled with sensitivity in regards to its subjects. The well-developed drama has plenty of powerful performances and climactic scenes to keep you on the edge of your seat. But aside from that, you will hopefully come out of this experience with a new appreciation and respect for Haiti, its culture and the many realities its immigrants have undergone here in the USA.

“Stones in the river cannot know the problem of stones in the sun." (2014, 1 hr 35 min)

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