An Excavation of Us

Shirley Bruno

Haiti | 2017 | 11 mins

The shadows of Napoleon’s army fall upon their boat traveling through the mysterious cave named after Marie Jeanne, a female soldier who fought in the Haitian Revolution. It is this battle inside her cave that will become the most successful slave revolution in history.

About Shirley

Shirley Bruno is a Haitian-­‐American filmmaker living and working between Paris, New York, and Haiti. She conjures up modern myths that expose the slippery spaces between the physical and metaphysical world, between collective memory and history. She searches the everyday, the sacred, and the intimate violence in the things left unsaid, particularly between women, that mark us generation after generation. Her last two short films, “An Excavation of Us,” and “Tezen,” have been shown in film festivals, galleries, and television internationally. Currently, she is writing her first feature film with LIM lab, part of Le Groupe Ouest.

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