"The Lessons of Hayti" Wins Best Documentary At 2013 Harlem International Film Festival

LOS ANGELES - Sept. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- Documentary filmmakers, Terry Boyd, Edward Harris Jr. and Byron Hunter, who produced the documentary, The Lessons of Hayti, just five blocks away from the theater where it would premiere during the 8th Annual Harlem International Film Festival last weekend, won Best Documentary at this year's festival for their groundbreaking work.

The Lessons of Hayti, described by the Harlem International Film Festival as "an unflinchingly honest, in-depth and unparalleled look at the rise and fall of Black economic and political power," was among a number of festival winners that included Clutter by Diane Crespo (Best Film); Post 9-11: Fear Anger and Politics by Nadia Zaouaoui (Best World Doc); and Tu Seras Un Homme by Benoit Cohen (Best World Film).

"To win such a prestigious festival in the neighborhood that I grew up in is a major honor," said Terry Boyd, Executive Producer of The Lessons of Hayti. "To win this award over such a prominent lineup of documentaries from around the world makes me feel good about keeping this year's award here in Harlem."

This year's festival presented 65 films from 25 countries, including a number of entries from New York City's five boroughs.

The Lessons of Hayti will be screened at the AFI World Peace Initiative in Sag Harbor, New York, November 1-3, 2013, and is scheduled for network television syndication during Black History Month 2014, reaching more than 75% of USA households.

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For more information about the 2013 Harlem International Film Festival and this year's winners, please visit http://www.harlemfilmfestival.com.

For more information about the AFI World Peace Initiative, please visit http://www.afiworldpeaceinitiative.org
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