KANAVAL: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HAITI IN SIX CHAPTERS
With filmmakers: Eddie Hutton-Mills and Leah Gordon (Co-directors), Natasha Dack Ojumu (Producer) and Xanna Ward Dixon (Editor).
Hosted by: Lynn Nwokorie (Editorial Consultant and Executive Producer for documentary)
The first in a special online series of creative documentary masterclasses aimed at inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and creatives working in the documentary field, join session guide Lynn Nwokorie and the filmmakers of Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti in Six Chapters. This session will explore the creative journey of the project from how the team initially formed their collaboration to developing their visual language with a wealth of archive, observational footage and rich character testimonies. Delving into the editing process and building narrative to create a powerful and deeply cinematic re-framing of Haiti’s history.
About the film:
KANAVAL is a visually arresting feature documentary that is set in the present but tells the rich story of Haiti’s past, as we follow a number of carnival performers in the lead up to and during the annual Jacmel Mardi Gras. These performers relate their own personal histories as well as the stories of their carnival characters, representing moments and people from the distant and not so distant Haitian past.
Interwoven with the interviews, testimonies and observational footage, is archive material drawn from a wide variety of sources to enhance our understanding of Haitian history and culture from the time of the indigenous Taino through to the present day.
Watch the film in advance here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001fprk
Access: Live Captioning and British Sign Language will be available throughout the session.
Please note: This session will be recorded
This session is made possible with support from National Lottery funds. #NationalLottery