SERENADE FOR HAITI (SERENAD POU AYITI)

 

Filmed over a seven-year period in Haiti, this documentary feature film captures a rare look at a country scored with poverty and a history of political violence and finds a story of transcendence and great humanity as the children and faculty of the Sainte Trinité Music School turn to music to unlock the power of their own lives.

When a catastrophic earthquake completely destroys the school in 2010, a stunned and devastated faculty and student body must pick up the pieces and find a way to adapt.  Devotion to each other and to the possibilities that the future still holds for them are expressed in the footage of children rehearsing in the rubble and in the rich musical heritage they have inherited.

Journeying into Haiti’s beautiful and diverse rural regions and venturing deep into the streets of Port-au-Prince before and after the 2010 earthquake, Serenade for Haiti brings to the screen an unforgettable and vivid tableau of this widely misunderstood country.  The soundtrack features the stunning music of Haiti's great composers who until this time have been largely unknown to international audiences.

In Haitian Creole and French, with English Subtitles

Expected Release Date: Fall, 2016
Runtime: 70 minutes
Shooting Format: HD


Seeking: International sales & distribution, festivals and cultural event screenings. 

Producer Contact:
Christy McGill
christy.mcgill@gmail.com

Music sets you free.
— Father David César

Credits


Director
Owsley Brown

Producers
Owsley Brown
Anne Flatté
Christy McGill

Cinematographer
Marcel Cabrera

Editors
Gina Leibrecht
Eva Brzeski
Jeff Boyette

Sound Design
Richard Beggs

Sound Recordist
Richard Fleming