Film: Thus Spoke the Sea, (Men sa lamnè di / Ainsi parla la mer),
Genre: Documentary Short
Release Date: 2020
Run Time: 49 minutes
Thus Spoke the Sea from Haitian director Arnold Antonin has been described as a “very poetic documentary” about the director’s homeland and the ongoing “love story” between Haitians and the sea."
The Haitian Sea as you have never seen or heard it. In this documentary, the Sea tells its story with the Haitian people. Wave after wave, the Sea caresses its riches, unveils its mysteries, and raises a cry of alarm. From the over-exploitation of its resources to the effects of climate change and pollution, the Sea tells you its adventures while immersing you in its different shades of blue. It exposes with frankness and candor the challenges to be taken up and the opportunities to be seized before it is too late. Voodoo priestesses, fishermen, merchants, artists, entrepreneurs, urban planners, historians, biologists, climate experts, all of them children of Haiti, come to be one with their Sea which also gives them a voice in its story. This film is an invitation to travel. An invitation to discovery but also to awareness: Haiti's horizon will be coastal or will not be.