Arts & Science Festival

Muirhead Tower - G15 (large ground floor lecture theatre)
Monday 18 March 2013 (16:00-18:15)
La dérive douce d'un enfant de Petit-Goâve, image courtesy Pedro Ruiz
La dérive douce d’un enfant de Petit-Goâve, Film Poster. Image courtesy Pedro Ruiz


Dany Laferrière: A Restless Child of Haiti

Discover another side to Haitian culture! The engaging, award-winning documentary The Sweet Drifting of a Child of Petit-Goâve (2010) follows the journey of globetrotting author Dany Laferrière as he visits Montreal, Paris, New York and Haiti. An essential insight into the life of a contemporary author, this is also a film about travel, exile, Haiti, Canada, compassion and a love of literature.

This screening will feature a special introduction by Dr Louise Hardwick, Lecturer in French Studies at University of Birmingham. Please note, the film is in French with English subtitles.

Read Louise's 2013 Perspective on Haiti Three Years After the Earthquake of 2010

Date: Mon 18 March, 4-6.15pm

Venue:  Muirhead Tower (R21 on map), Lecture Theatre G15 (Ground Floor)

Booking: Free admission, no booking required.

Organiser: Department of Modern Languages

This event is part of the University of Birmingham Arts & Science Festival (Monday 18 - Sunday 24 March 2013). For full details of the festival programme, please click here

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