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Documentary Screening: ‘Men Sa Lanmè Di’ with Q&A with Filmmaker & Marine Scientist (July 17, 2021)

Painting of Lasirenn by Sergey Geffrard (1988), photographed by LeGrace Benson

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The Haitian Studies Association presents Arnold Antonin’s film Men Sa Lanmè Di (Thus Spoke the Sea in Engish, Ainsi parla la mer in French), Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 4 pm EDT. This virtual event is organized by the H.S.A. Working Group on the Environment. A discussion with filmmaker Arnold Antonin, and marine scientist Jean Wiener, who appears in the film, will follow the screening.

49 minutes, Haitian Kreyòl with English subtitles.

Antonin released Men Sa Lanmè Di in 2020. From its trailer text: “The Haitian Sea as you’ve never seen or heard it before. In this documentary, the Sea tells its story with the Haitian people. Wave after wave, the Sea showcases its riches, reveals its mysteries, and raises the alarm. From the excessive use of its resources to the consequences of climate change and pollution, the Sea displays its different shades of blue and suggests opportunities to seize. This film is an invitation to travel, discover, and also to raise awareness. Haiti’s future lies in its coasts or will not be.”

Directed by Arnold Antonin, script by Gary Victor, narration by Gessica Généus, music by BIC. With the support of the Haitian Ministry of the Environment, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Kingdom of Norway, the European Union, and the Centre Pétion-Bolivar.