CANCELED - Screening of Madan Sara: A Film by Etant Dupain
Thursday, November 305:00—6:30 PMAuditorium Brewster Ladies' Library1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631
The women known as Madan Sara are on the forefront of the battle for a more robust and inclusive economy in Haiti. They work tirelessly to buy, distribute, and sell food and other essentials in markets through the country. Despite the obstacles faced by the women working in a sector that lacks investment, infrastructure and state assistance, the Madan Sara continue to be one of the most critical parts of the Haitian economy and of who we are as a country.
The Madan Sara film tells the stories of these indefatigable women who work at the margins to make Haiti’s economy run. Despite facing intense hardship and social stigma, the hard work of the Madan Sara puts their children through school, houses their families, and helps to ensure a better life for generations to come. This film amplifies the calls of the Madan Sara as they speak directly to society to share their dreams for a more just Haiti. Screening to be followed by a discussion with Etant Dupain. Learn more at www.madansarafilm.com.
In Haitian Creole with English subtitles.
Etant Dupain is a journalist, filmmaker, and community organizer. For over a decade, he has worked as a producer on documentaries and for international news media outlets including Al Jazeera, TeleSur, BBC, CNN, Netflix, PBS, and Vice. Etant founded an alternative media project in Haiti to enable citizen journalists to provide access to information in Haitian Creole for and about internally-displaced people, aid accountability, and politics. Now, moved by the strength of his mother and the women known as the Madan Sara who make Haiti’s economy run, he’s making his first personal film.
Lu Childs is the Co-owner of Street Team Productions. As a New York City native, he along with his friends decided to create a company that would make content that appealed to their demographic. Street Team is a New York City based company that creates entertainment content for different platforms. Currently, the company produces the Behind the Boards Podcast, Weed Smokers Anonymous Podcast, THC x NYC Web Series. They are currently working on a documentary about Haiti titled Haiti 1974. It is about the journey of the 1974 Haiti World Cup team. Childs also served as Co-Executive Producer of the Madan Sara film.