The First and Last King of Haiti

Wednesday, October 21
10:00 AM

Virtual Screening
Add To Calendar 20201021 10:00 20201021 23:59 America/New_York VFF: The First and Last King of Haiti

*This short film screens before THERE IS NO EVIL*

In 1807, the country of Haiti was split into two. Henry Christophe, a former general of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), became the president of northern Haiti, while Alexandre Pétion, also a veteran of the Revolution, became president over the southern part. However, in 1811, Christophe stunned the world when he crowned himself king, inaugurating a nine-year monarchy that would only come to an end in 1820 when the king tragically committed suicide.

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