Freda: the strong girls of Port-au-Prince

REVIEW – The first feature film by Géssica Géneus tells the story of a family in the slums of Port-au-Prince.

In the Haitian capital, reasons to rejoice are rare and yet people laugh more readily than elsewhere. It is a way of moving forward in a country plagued by violence and corruption, to which the latest news painfully testifies. Freda, caustic like no other, intends to move forward. This anthropology student has no tongue in her pocket. She fights with the students of her class on questions of history and colonization, she fights with her sister, who succumbs to the advances of rich men, with her brother, who has a hair in his hand, and with her mother, obsessed. by the money the family does not have.

For her first fictional film, the young Haitian Géssica Géneus plunges into this country where she was born and which transformed her, a feat there, into an actress and director. She does this with a height of view that beginners often lack. His chronicle of a slice of the life of a family from the slums of Port-au-Prince

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