Haiti/França/Benin | 2021 | 93 min | Ficção | 14 anos
Direção: Gessica Généus
Roteiro: Gessica Généus
Fotografia: Karine Aulnette
Elenco: Néhémie Bastien, Fabiola Rémy, Cantave Kerven, Rolaphton Mercure, Djanaïna François, Gaëlle Bien-Aimé, Juancito Jean
Freda lives with her family in a poor neighborhood of Port-auPrince. 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.
About the director
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 2 014 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.