Saturday 22 August 11am & 2pm
BFI Southbank (near Royal Festival Hall) Belvedere Road SE1
Tube: Waterloo.Tickets ₤5, best to book early Phone 0207 928 3232 www.bfi.org.uk/southbank
Haiti Double Bill: in recognition of the heroic African freedom fighters who in 1791 inspired by Boukman Dutty (above) fought and beat the British, Spanish and French racists and abolished slavery in 1804.
Passion for a Country 11am-1pm
This exploration of Haitian society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries focuses on the tormented life of one of Haiti’s most important authors and prominent political figures, Jacques Roumain. His perceptive writings illuminated issues still relevant today. In Creole and French with English subtitles
The Agronomist 2pm-5pm
The Agronomist is about Jean Leopold Dominique who hosted Radio Haiti the first independent radio station in Haiti. Director Jonathan Demme uses historical footage and interviews. The result is a serious recount of Haiti during its numerous regime changes.