29 October - Madan Sara: The Power of Haitian Women. Film Screening and Q&A
UCC Department of French
Film editors and activists in the community working with Haitian women, Dr Kate Hodgson (Department of French)
Friday 29 October 2021 at 4pm, Zoom (Registration via link)
If Haiti has continued to resist and exist, it is in large part because of the persistence, discipline, and vision of valiant Haitian women. Haitian filmmaker Etant Dupain has profiled a particular group of women whose work is at the heart of Haiti's informal economy. Who are they? They are known as the Madan Sara - the namesake of the film. The new film tells the story of the Madan Sara's tireless work, day in and day out, as they ensure that food in Haiti makes its way to market. Despite facing intense hardship and social stigma, Madan Sara manage to put their children through school, provide housing for their families, and ensure a better life for generations to come. Learn more at www.madansarafilm.com The screening of the film Madan Sara at UCC will be followed by a discussion with the film's editors and community activists working with Haitian market women, in a Q&A session led by Kate Hodgson (UCC Department of French).