Discussion with Michele Montas, Haitian broadcast journalist and human rights advocate
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
*Haiti: Dreams of Democracy*. 1988. USA/Haiti. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Courtesy of Channel 4

Haiti: Dreams of Democracy. 1988. USA/Great Britain. Directed by Jonathan Demme, Jo Menell. 52 min.

Demme had a lifelong love for the people and culture of Haiti, and this film captures a key moment in the country’s history, as its people celebrate the ousting of the authoritarian Duvalier regime. Music is central to the film, with performances from street drummers and politically engaged artists interwoven throughout, capturing the hearts and hopes of the Haitian people.