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SCREENING OF MY FATHER'S LAND - One Book One U Haitian Film Series

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Cosford Cinema

5030 Brunson Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Screening of MY FATHER'S LAND - One Book One U Film Screening

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“MY FATHER’S LAND,” is a feature documentary, which explores the life of Papa Jah, a humble Haitian bushman and gardener. He has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, building a life for himself and his children, while living in the marginalized Haitian community, “the Mud.”

As a strict deportation policy and growing xenophobia sweeps the country, news arrives of his 103 year old Father taking ill, back in Haiti. Fearing he may not see his Father before he passes, Papa Jah sets out on an adventure, traveling back through Haiti, to his family’s small village on the remote island of La Tortue, to reunite with his Father – hopefully before it’s too late.

Directed by Tyler Johnston and Miquel Galofré

Join us for an evening of film and a panel discussion on the state of Haitian immigration in the Bahamas with Executive Director of F.A.N.M., Marleine Bastien.

Parking - Guests can either use pay by phone, or there is a pay station by Allen Hall.

Here is the link for info on visitor parking: http://pt.fop.miami.edu/campus-parking/visitors/index.html

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The Center of Communication, Culture, and Change at the School of Communication in association with Cosford Cinema and Black Lounge Film Series Miami present three films that celebrate Haitian history, culture and identity in support of the One Book One U initiative at the University of Miami. All screenings will be held at the Cosford Cinema and will be followed by Q+A with the filmmakers. The screenings are open and free to the public.

Film Series Line Up:

2/6/20 - "Liberty in a Soup" Directed by Dudley Alexis

2/13/20 "La Belle Vie: The Good Life" Directed by Rachelle Salnave

2/20/20 "My Father's Land" Directed by Miguel Galofré & K.Tyler Johnston

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