Media: Super 8 film with experimental sounds, in color and black & white, presented on an HD Video LED monitor encased in a wooden box.
Unhidden Graves (2019, 03:03 mins) fuses Haiti's Pétro-Magi Vodou Dance with the spirit of the 1791 Haitian uprising. Utilizing a living backdrop reminiscent of the Greek chorus, the film explores Napoleon Bonaparte's influence on Haitian culture. Interweaving personal memories, scholarly insights, and striking visuals, it delves into intersections of Western art and Vodou mysticism, influenced by filmmaker Eric Rohmer's 'mise-en-scène.' The contrasting tales of Toussaint Louverture and Napoleon Bonaparte guide this cinematic journey through heritage, loss, and empowerment. Experience a narrative that defies conventional artistry and historical views.