2010. USA. Alexandria Hammond. 73 min.
Followed by discussion with Alexandria Hammond, co-producer Regine Zamor, and Susan Bissel of UNICEF
Saturday, February 20, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2010. USA. Directed by Alexandria Hammond. In the midst of Haiti’s lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets day and night. Known as the “soulless,” and forgotten by their own people, they do what they must to survive each day. Strange Things follows three teenage boys—Denick, a prolific and charming fourteen year old; Nickenson, a tough but sensitive sixteen year old; and Antoine, an energetic paint-thinner abuser—who reflect on their country and their lives while sharing a common dream of education, government assistance, and social acceptance. Shot in the northern city of Cap-Haitien over a period of two years, Strange Things captures the spirit of human survival and reveals Haiti’s strange contrasts, breathtaking landscapes, and rich history through the eyes of some of the country's most unforgettable characters. In Creole, English; English subtitles. 73 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight, 2010: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film
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