NEA Big Read: IRSC Reads Brother, I'm Dying: Other Haitian Resources at the Library
Information about the 2017 Big Read at Indian River State College on the Treasure Coast of Florida. We will read Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying. Check here for activities and updates to events for anyone who wants to attend.
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Tells the story of Haitian national hero, journalist, and freedom fighter Jean Dominique, whom Demme first met and filmed in 1986. As owner and operator of his nation’s oldest and only free radio station, Dominique was frequently at odds with his country’s various repressive governments and spent much of the 80’s and early 90’s in exile in New York, where Demme continued to interview him over the years. Dominique fought tirelessly against his country’s overwhelming injustice, oppression, and poverty, but it was his shocking and still-unsolved assassination in April of 2000 that gave the director the impetus to assemble more than a decade’s worth of material into a celebration of this dynamic man’s life and legacy.
7 Days in Haiti
the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti, Tim Scott and Will Decker of Travel the Road, enter the capital of Port-Au-Prince to find a city in chaos. Their mission, to find hope amidst this tragedy, brings them to the downtown district where they witness the miraculous rescue of a man trapped beneath rubble for 15-days, without food or water. But soon after, violence erupts when rogue Haitian police begin shooting civilians for scavenging.
When the Drum is Beating
The 20-member Haitian jazz fusion big band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years. This documentary charts the history of Haiti from its independence from French colonialism to 2010’s devastating earthquake, all set to the music of Septentrional and punctuated with its members’ personal memories. Features live rehearsal and performance footage.
The Road to Fondwa
Up against centuries of oppression, an unforgiving mountainous environment, decimated natural resources, and a centralized state government that offers little or no development assistance to rural communities, the people of Fondwa have taken matters into their own hands.
*In English, Kreyol, French, and Spanish with English subtitles.
Aristide and the Endless Revolution
"Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former president of Haiti, was twice removed from office with the complicity of the international community. An investigation into the events that led to his most recent ouster, ’Aristide and the endless revolution’ exposes the geopolitical intrigue, the economic alliances between the Haitian and U.S. elite, the armed criminals posing as freedom fighters and other factors that have consistently threatened this young democracy."
by Ralph R. Frerichs
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
In October 2010, nine months after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, a second disaster began to unfold soon to become the world's largest cholera epidemic in modern times.
by Leon D. Pamphile
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
"Provides a wealth of information about the nature of American occupations in Haiti that can be useful to Latin American historians and political scientists interested in international relations between the United States and other countries in the region."
Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions
by Celucien L. Joseph
Publication Date: 2013-12-20
Investigates the intersections of history, literature, race, religion, decolonization, and freedom that led to the founding of the postcolonial state of Haiti in 1804. Particular attention is given to the place of religion in the Haitian Revolution, as well as to the interpretation and representation of this singular event in the work of Frederick Douglass and Langston Hughes.
by Mambo Chita Tann
Publication Date: 2012-02-08
Haitian Vodou is a fascinating spiritual tradition rich with ceremonies and magic, songs and prayers, dances and fellowship. Yet outside of Haiti, next to no one understands this joyous and profound way of life.
Oxford Picture Dictionary
by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein (Editor); Norma Shapiro
Publication Date: 2008-06-15
Content is organized within 12 thematic units, from Everyday Language, to People, to Housing, to Food, to Recreation.
Fine Haitian Cuisine
by Mona Cassion Menager
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
From one user: "Ms.Menager is obviously in tuned with the need of passing this great cuisine on to her children ( as I am) and has shared Haiti with the world in the process. Thank you for your wonderful book and thank you making cooking this wonderful food easy. "