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On March 16th 2020 in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, an anonymous Haitian man challenged the chief of the nation: “Bolsonaro, it’s over. You are not the President anymore.” This film-poem is a counterpoint between this act of protest, and the two catastrophic military operations held by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, commanded by Brazil, on July 6th 2005, and on December 22nd 2006, in Cité Soleil (a commune within Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince). Brazil is thee Haiti is (t)here summons the song ‘Haiti’ (1993) by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, alongside various cultural works related to the country: the poem O Guesa (1888) by Brazilian Sousândrade, the Bur-Jargal (1826) by Victor Hugo, Haiti’s first feature Haiti: the way of liberty (1974) by Arnold Antonin Haiti: the way of liberty (1974) by Arnold Antonin, and a suspended project by Sergei Eisenstein and Paul Robeson about Toussaint Louverture.
Portuguese, English, French, Haitian