HAITI 2012: Dreams and Reality - Pays Rêvé, Pays Réel

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Haïti 2012: Dreams and Reality - pays rêvé, pays réel gathers for the first time in Chicago and Milwaukee from March 5-9, 2012 leading personalities of the Haitian cultural scene. Two years after the January 12th, 2010 devastating earthquake, this event has been conceived as an invitation to explore, together with our guests, the vibrancy of the Haitian heritage and of its cultural production in the twenty-first century.

The presenters include six prominent, award-winning Haitian intellectuals and artists: Lyonel Trouillot, 2011 Goncourt nominated author, poet and journalist ; Yanick Lahens, writer and activist ; Louis-Philippe Dalembert, author and poet ; Arnold Antonin, film director ; Mireille Pérodin-Jérôme, art historian, curator and director of the Ateliers Jérôme, Pétion-Ville and Edouard Duval-Carrié, Miami based Haitian artist, critic and director of the Centre culturel d’art haïtien.

As the Milwaukee Museum of Art prepares to restore and enrich its extraordinary Flagg collection of Haitian art, the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago, with the support of Institut Français (Paris) and in partnership with the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Marquette University, the Lynden Sculpture Garden Foundation, Northwestern University, the Alliances Françaises of Chicago and Milwaukee as well as numerous Midwestern donors, sponsors and volunteers, wish to celebrate la francophonie this year by paying homage to the vitality of contemporary Haitian culture.

GIFPROGRAM IN CHICAGO

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Symposium - Northwestern University
March 5th - Noon -2.30 PM
Northwestern University - John Evans Alumni Center
Open and free to the public - Luncheon
IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH

JPEGThe Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University in collaboration with the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago present a Symposium-Luncheon with special guests Lyonel Trouillot: La condition littéraire haïtienne and Yanick Lahens: Haïti n’est ni un cauchemar ni une carte postale.

Co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and The French Interdisciplinary Group; Institut Français (Paris) and the Alliance Française of Chicago.


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Haïti, une traversée littéraire - Alliance Française de Chicago
March 5th - 6 PM
Open and free to the public
IN FRENCH

GIFThe Alliance Française de Chicago, in partnership with the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago, present a panel discussion on Haitian literature with two of the greatest contemporary Haitian writers living in Port-au-Prince today: Lyonel Trouillot and Yanick Lahens. The panel is moderated by William Balan-Gaubert, researcher and lecturer at the University of Chicago.

This event is also part of the Festival de la Francophonie de Chicago which runs from March 1st to March 30th.
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GIFPROGRAM IN MILWAUKEE


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Behind the Screen - L’envers de l’écran - Marquette University
March 7th - 2.30 PM - 9 PM
Open and free to the public
Marquette University
Weasler Auditorium
IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH


GIFA presentation of short documentaries made in Haiti and in Wisconsin about new libraries in Haiti, the Sainte Trinité music school in Port au Prince and a new artists’ retreat in Port Salut will open this meeting dedicated to cinema.

These will be followed by a plenary by the world-acclaimed Haitian film director Arnold Antonin, and the showing of his feature-length Les Amours d’un Zombi, candidat à la présidence (The Loves of a Zombie, Presidential candidate) (2010, 90 min, Creole with English subtitles - Midwest premiere). Arnold Antonin stresses that his film is “a denunciation of the demagogues and at the same time an affirmation that Haitians will not agree to play forever the role of zombie that is imposed on them”.

Co-sponsored by the Institut Français (Paris), The Helen Way Klinger College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the MUSG Student Activity Fee at Marquette University, in partnership with the Alliance Française of Milwaukee and the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.
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Spotlight on the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Flagg Collection of Haitian Art - Coup de projecteur sur la collection Flagg du MAM
March 8th - 2 PM - 8PM
Open and free to the public with museum admission
Milwaukee Art Museum
IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH (with simultaneous interpretation)


Milwaukee Art Museum - JPEGThe Flaggs began collecting Haitian art in 1973 and proceeded to amass one of the world’s foremost collections of 20th-century Haitian art. Featuring some 90 paintings and sculptures, the Richard and Erna Flagg Collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum includes works by artists such as Hector Hyppolite, Castera Bazile, Wilson Bigaud, Préfète Duffaut, Philomé Obin, Rigaud Benoit, and Georges Liautaud.
Guided tours and presentations of the collection will be lead in English at 2 PM by Edouard Duval-Carrié, Miami-based Haitian artist, critic and Director of the Centre culturel d’art haïtien and in French at 4 PM by Mireille Pérodin-Jérome, art historian, curator, and Director of the Ateliers Jérôme, Pétion-Ville, Haiti.
A reception will follow at 5 PM offered by the Alliance Française of Milwaukee.
At 6:00pm, they will present lectures about the Flagg collection and Haitian art today with a discussion moderated by Brady Roberts, Milwaukee Art Museum Chief Curator.

Translations and simultaneous interpretation will be performed by students and faculty of the Master of Arts in Language, Literature and Translation (MALLT) at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

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Faultlines : Literature, Politics, Life - Failles : Littérature haïtienne - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
March 9th - 2 PM - 7 PM
Open and free to the public
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Center for 21st Century Studies
Curtin Hall 175 (Simultaneous Interpretation Facility)
IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH (with simultaneous interpretation)


GIFAward-winning writers Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Yanick Lahens, and Lyonel Trouillot discuss writing in Haiti in the twenty-first century after a presentation of Haïti, une traversée littéraire (Haiti, a Literary Voyage), a history and anthology of Haitian literature authored and edited by Louis- Philippe Dalembert and Lyonel Trouillot. Yanick Lahens’ most recent work Failles, written in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, is an attempt to witness the real and the socio-political fault lines that permeate Haiti, its cultures, society and politics. Louis-Philippe Dalembert ’s Noires blessures paints some moving portraits of men and women caught up by their family history and their origins. Shortlisted in 2011 for the prestigious French literary prize – the Prix Goncourt — Lyonel Trouillot’s La Belle amour humaine addresses the chances of destiny and living together between black and white, North and South.

Copies of the authors’ latest books will be available for purchase: Failles (Lahens, 2010), La Belle amour humaine (Trouillot, 2011), Noires blessures (Dalembert, 2011), Haïti: une traversée littéraire (Dalembert & Trouillot, 2010)..

Translations and simultaneous interpretation will be performed by students and faculty of the Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation (MALLT) at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Co-sponsored by the Institut Français (Paris), and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: the Office of the Chancellor & the Provost, the College of Letters and Sciences, the Center for 21st Century Studies, the Center for International Education, the Center for Latin-American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Africology, the Department of French, Italian & Comparative literature, and MALLT; in partnership with the Alliance Française of Milwaukee and the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

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Dernière modification : 27/02/2012

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