Haiti: Carnival of the Ancestors

BFI Doc Society Fund


Eddie Hutton Mills


Leah Gordon


Natasha Dack-Ojumu


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A street carnival in Haiti reveals many unwritten histories of the country’s past. A cinematic representation of director Leah Gordon’s photographic and oral history book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’, this visually arresting film is set in the present but also tells the rich story of Haiti’s past, as we follow a number of carnival performers in the lead up to and during the Jacmel Mardi Gras.