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Echoes of the past

zo reken Emanuel Licha

zo reken

The winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs, this work by Montreal filmmaker Emanuel Licha looks at the powerful 4x4 vehicles that have proliferated in Haiti, and the privileged position they symbolize. The vehicle – nicknamed zo reken by locals – is used by the many NGOs that have appeared in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake; in this film, it becomes a space for Haitians’ voices to be heard. While the driver attempts to navigate the many obstacles, as well as the restive people in the street, conversations inside the car give a compelling account of the country and denounce the neocolonial and paternalistic nature of the white “saviour” figure. (Programming Collective)

competition : National Feature Competition

zo reken

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : French, Haitian creole
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 86 MIN
  • Cinematography : Étienne Roussy
  • Editing : Ariane Pétel-Despots
  • Production : Emanuel Licha
  • Music : David Drury
  • Sound Design : Catherine Van Der Donckt
Filmography of Emanuel Licha :

Preparing for Serious Events (2007)
R for Real (2008)
Mirages (2010)
How do we know what we know ? (2011)
Hotel Machine (2016)

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