Reflecting on the legacy of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, Ouvertures follows a collective process of translating Édouard Glissant's play Monsieur Toussaint from French to Creole.

Dir Louis Henderson, Olivier Marboeuf with The Living and The Dead Ensemble
Prod Louis Henderson, Olivier Marboeuf, Sarah Perks
Prod Co Spectre Productions
With English subtitles

The Living and the Dead Ensemble, an artist collective from Haiti, France and the UK, bring an embodied and contemporary perspective to the history of the only uprising of enslaved peoples that led to the creation of a state. Shot in Haiti and France, through complex conversations and performances, Ouvertures considers ideas around language and translation as well as major themes of colonialism, power, cultural memory, generational trauma, knowledge and resistance.

Rabz Lansiquot

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Louis Henderson, director; Olivier Marboeuf, director; Sophonie Maignan, cast.

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can’t guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Additional information

This film will be presented as a Work in Progress.