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"The Lessons of Hayti" Wins Best Documentary At 2013 Harlem International Film Festival
By: ALVA Pictures
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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