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Kanaval: A People's History of Haiti in Six Chapters (2022)

Africadelic Festival

Shorts: Fragments of Carnival (2024) / Who Is Da Mornin (2023) / Intro: Joseph Sony Jean


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18:30 Doors 19.00 Introductions by Joseph Sony Jean and Kristof West 19.21 Short film Fragments of Carnaval (4’) 19.25 Short film Who in da Morning (7’) 19:30 Kanaval: A People's History of Haiti in Six Chapters (2022) 20.50 End panel discussion

Africadelic Festival presents a special screening, together with Caribbean Creativity, of this visually arresting award-winning documentary that is set in the present but tells the rich story of Haiti’s past, as we follow a number of carnival performers in the lead up to and during the annual Jacmel Mardi Gras. These performers relate their own personal histories as well as the stories of their carnival characters, representing moments and people from the distant and not so distant Haitian past. Interwoven with the interviews, testimonies and observational footage, is archive material drawn from a wide variety of sources to enhance our understanding of Haitian history and culture from the time of the indigenous Taino through to the present day. 

The film will be introduced by Haitian archaeologist and ethnographer Joseph Sony Jean and preceded by two short films about Caribbean carnaval: Fragments of Carnival (2024, 4') and Who In Da Mornin (2023, 7'). The director of the first one Kristof West will be present for a short intro. The screening is to commemorate the 220th anniversary of Haitian independence.

Africadelic is a platform and festival operating from Paradiso Amsterdam that is committed to the programming and promotion of African and African diasporic cultural creativity, diversity and activism in the Netherlands. The annual Africadelic Festival is an ode to the African continent and its worldwide diaspora, and offers a showcase of the cultural wealth and profound influence Afrodescendants have on global culture and society. This year scheduled from May 23-31, 2024, the festival offers another week filled with concerts, films, and talks.