iciHaiti – Cinema : «Towo Lakou» in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amazonia Caribbean
“Towo Lakou” (Toro La Cour) a Haitian film by Pierre Michel Jean in Haitian Creole with French subtitles, 65 minutes (2017-2020), on the Rara of Léogâne, will be in competition and screened on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. local time) as part of the 2nd Edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amazonia Caribbean (FIFAC), in French Guiana.
For this 2nd edition, the Festival offers outdoor screenings at Camp de la Transportation in Saint-Laurent du Maroni but also films, including that of Pierre Michel, will be brought together on a dedicated platform and available free of charge throughout the festival.
The Haitian and/or interested public will be able to view the film supported by FOKAL on the festival website : https://festivalfifac.com/
TV channels La 1ère (Guyana, Martinique and Guadeloupe) will also broadcast the films during the festival.
Program and films : https://festivalfifac.com/les-films-selectionnes-2020/
Summary of the documentary “Toro La Cou” :
Every year at Easter, the heirs of the Rara musical group “Toro La cou” barely manage to pay the musicians and thus honor the tradition of their fathers. That of bringing the group to downtown Léogâne and defending the colors of Acul, their small village. However, the increasingly insane competition and the expenses that it implies made 2017 particularly difficult for these music lovers and chauvinists “Toro La Cou” a beautiful community of destinies the test of a lifetime of more and more expensive and a competition with the scent of extravagance.