37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

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.


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Screening

Film Info

Director: Daniel Freire da Silva, Allan Dantas

Runtime: 5 min.

Year: 2019

Country: United States

Language: English