MUFF: Deported

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Showings

The Main 3 Thu, Oct 8, 2015 3:20 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
English Title:MUFF: Deported
Program:Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Hosted Events
Tags:Documentary
Release Year:2012
Runtime:80 min
Type:Feature Documentary
Country/Region:Haiti
Language:English
Creole
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok0wioCMD2Q
Cast/Crew
Director:Rachèle Magloire
Chantal Regnault
Producer:Rémi Grellety
Rachèle Magloire
Raoul Peck

Description

Screening with short film Papa Machete.

A documentary about those separated from their families and returned to Haiti after completing jail time for often minor offenses, deportation pursuant to US anti-terror laws. Some deportees had been in America for decades and had no memory or knowledge of how to deal with life in this sorely troubled nation.


Papa Machete
Director: Jonathan David Kane
2014 | Haiti | 8 min | Midwest Premiere
200 years ago, the slaves of Haiti defeated Napoleon's armies with the very tool they used to work the land: the machete. Papa Machete explores the esoteric martial art that evolved from this victory through the life and practice of 'Professor' Alfred Avril, a poor, aging farmer who is one of the art's few remaining masters.