The Cabral/Truth Circle is a combination of a great film festival and an exciting book club that focuses on the history and political movements of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Circle, named after Amilcar Cabral and Sojourner Truth, focuses on the history and political movements of Africa and the African Diaspora through a film screening and highlighting of a complementary book. Every other month, TransAfrica Forum shows a short documentary and hosts a discussion linking history and current affairs, and encouraging individual and collective activism.
The Cabral/Truth Circle on April 2 will focus on efforts by Haitians in reclaiming their lives and reconstructing the country’s infrastructure following the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Much has been written in the international community about the efforts of outsiders in supporting Haiti rebuild but little on the local initiatives. But there has been scarce analysis of destructive nature of policies from international financial institutions and their backers and international NGOs on Haiti. The event features a sneak peak at the film Broken Stones by Guetty Felin and the complimentary book: Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake Edited by Mark Schuller, Pablo Morales.
Panelists include: Manolia Charlotin, The Haitian Times; Etant Dupain, Director of Bri Kouri Nouvel Gaye (Noise Travels News Spreads); Guetty Felin, Director of the film Broken Stones.