CSFilm commemorates the 6th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake by sharing Haitian voices and visions. Take less than 10 minutes a day to watch a Haitian-made film. Learn from and share Haitian perspectives.
Today, immerse yourself in the beauty and precision of Haitian craft and the generosity of the Haitian spirit:
Crafting the Next Generation, (Fòme Jenerasyon k ap Vini an) – 7:23
Director & Videographer: Christien Sylvaince
Sound: Sylvestre Fils Dorcilus, Production Assist: Robenson Sanon, Editor: Mysuel Thimotee
A skilled craftsman passes down a local art-form by teaching low-income youth the traditional techniques of sculpting recycled metal in Croix-des-Bouquets, the center of the Haitian metalwork movement.
Christien Sylvaince began his career as a student of computer science, but turned his focus to explore radio and photography before settling on film. He trained as a commercial and fiction-film cinematographer at Ciné Institute, but has taken a particular interest in documentary filmmaking. Christien works as a filmmaker in Jacmel.