10/5 | 17:00 | Freda

Haiti, Benin, France, Qatar/2021
Gessica Généus


Freda lives with her family in a poor neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince. They make ends meet thanks to their small street shop. Faced with precarious living conditions and the rise of violence in Haiti, each of them wonders whether to stay or leave. Freda wants to believe in the future of her country.

Режија / Director
Gessica Généus

Сценарио / Screenplay
Gessica Généus

Директор фотографије / Director of Photography
Karine Aulnette

Монтажа / Film Editing
Rodolphe Molla

Продуценти / Producers
Francis Ford Coppola
Jean-Marie Gigon

Улоге / Cast
Nehemie Bastien
Gaëlle Bien-Aimé
Djanaina Francois
Jean Jean
Cantave Kervern
Rolapthon Mercure
Fabiola Remy

Трајање / Duration

 Хаити, Бенин, Француска, Катар  2021 /  Haiti, Benin, France, Qatar 2021

Gessica Généus
Director's Biography
Gessica Généus
Gessica Généus is an actress, singer and director from Haiti. She began her career when she was 17 years old. After the earthquake in 2010, she became actively involved in the reconstruction of her country and she started working for the United Nations. She then won a scholarship to study at Acting International in Paris. She returned to Haiti and created her own production company, Ayizian Productions, to develop her own work. Between 2014 and 2016 she directed Vizaj Nou, a series of short portraits of major figures from contemporary Haitian society. In 2017, her documentary film Douvan jou ka leve (The Day Will Dawn) won seven awards. It continues to be shown around the world. Freda is her first feature film.