Haitian Artist-Writer Frankétienne in Scotland

Repeating Islands


Haiti’s major writer and artist Frankétienne will be in Scotland the week of March 17-21, 2014. Two events in Glasgow and Edinburgh will showcase the outstanding visual, verbal, dramatic, and acoustic art of Frankétienne. Events include a session with Frankétienne, a screening and Q&A session, and a performance of Chaophonies:

Tuesday 18 March 2014, 5:00pm, University of Edinburgh: Join us for a special screening of a haunting film followed by a Q&A session with Frankétienne, star of the film. Evoking the aftermath of Haiti’s killer earthquake of 12 January 2010, the film (Une étrange Cathédrale dans la graisse des ténèbres, dir. Charles Najman) was shot in the earthquake rubble of the ruined Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city. Renaissance man of Caribbean letters and arts, Frankétienne is a one -man cultural phenomenon, producing monstrously genre-defying works, rich in visually and acoustically displays of creativity. Here, Frankétienne conveys the mind-boggling devastation and…

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