Run Time: 20 min.
Special Event in conjunction with the Montpelier Art Walk.
Dec. 3rd, 5 – 6pm
BLACK DAWN recounts the founding of Haiti through the eyes of two captured African tribespeople, Sili and Simba. Animated from paintings by thirteen of Haiti’s foremost artists, including Rignaud Benoit, Philom Obin, and Philippe Auguste, BLACK DAWN celebrates the strength and artistry of the Haitian people.
The screening will include an introduction and Q&A with local directors Robin Lloyd and Doreen Kraft.
Donations will be collected for Wedens Pierre Deceus, a Haitian agronomist who has spent 15 years creating vegetable gardens in rural northeast/northwest Haiti for Ayiti KonseVet, a small organization based in Cape Haiten. Deceus has a long association with Vermont and interned at Shelburne Farms where he learned bread-baking and bee-raising. His oven was destroyed by a recent earthquake and hurricane. Donations will be used to help him rebuild.
For those who can’t come to the event, please make a gift in support of Ayiti Konsè Vèt (AKV), Haitian kreyol for “Keep Haiti Green.” AKV is a partner project of Shelburne Farms, with the shared goal of strengthening global networks to support agricultural literacy and sustainability education.