Series/Themes: Virtual Screening
Film Year: 2019
Locations: United States
Film Length: 5 min.
Director: Daniel Freire da Silva, Allan Dantas
*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.