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Raoul Peck, Chronicles of an Exile

Cinema | L’homme sur les quais

Tuesday 16 May 18:30-21:00

Wednesday 31 May 18:30-20:30


Built on fragments of memory, the story of a young girl’s intuitive struggle for survival in the malevolent political and social environment of Haiti under Papa Doc Duvalier in the 1960s. Eight-year-old Sarah’s father is a discredited army officer. He and his wife are forced to flee their small rural town by Janvier, a vicious Tonton Macoute strongman. They leave behind Sarah and her two sisters. The children are entrusted to their grandmother, who risks her life to secure them from Janvier, now bent on revenge and dedicated to the new regime.

L’Homme sur les quais will be followed by a talk by Rachel Douglas (University of Glasgow) on May 16.

Rachel Douglas is a member of our partner organisation, the Haïti Support Group.

Director: Raoul Peck (Haïti, 1993– 105 mins – Drama)
In Creole, with English Subs
ADMISSION FREE FOR MEMBERS – 8£ SEASON PASS
Please book in advance: 0131 225 5366 or info ifecosse.org.uk

Institut Français Écosse 2017