Rerelease of the restored documentary Bitter Cane

Directed by Ben Dupuy & Kim Ives (as Jacques Arcelin) (1983)

 

Part of the BAM Film Festival 2024, June 7—June 13, 2024

An award-winning documentary about the colonial exploitation of the Haitian people, Bitter Cane was filmed secretly by a collective of Haitian and American filmmakers—many part of the Mouvement Haitien de Libération, an underground revolutionary organization—during the dictatorship of Jean-Claude (“Baby Doc”) Duvalier. The film’s deep insights into the exploitation and foreign domination of the Haitian people remain all too relevant today. Bitter Cane is presented in a new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, which reveals the names of the filmmakers for the first time. Join us on opening night for a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Join us for a Q&A with the filmmakers following the 7pm screening on June 7.

UPCOMING Screenings

RUNNING TIME

75min

VENUE

Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas

FORMAT

DCP

LANGUAGE

In Haitian Creole and English with English subtitles

TICKET INFORMATION

General Admission: $16

Members: $8

Please note: A $1.50 processing fee per ticket will be added to your order

 

Posted June 9, 2024