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.