Private Project

Haiti Bride

Haiti Bride follows the story of Marie Therese and Paul who meet in NY. She wants to marry him and re-settle in Haiti. As a compromise, the wedding is set for Haiti. Unfortunately, the ceremony is set for the afternoon of January 12th 2010, date of the earthquake.

  • Yao Ramesar
    SistaGod, Her Second Coming
  • Yao Ramesar
    SistaGod, Her Second Coming
  • Yao Ramesar
    SistaGod, Her Second Coming
  • Tahina Vatel (Marie Thérèse)
    Key Cast
  • Lentz F. Durand (Paul)
    Key Cast
  • Ketia Lerine (Natasha)
    Key Cast
  • Fabienne Lerine (sister)
    Key Cast
  • Joanne François (Cousin/hairdresser)
    Key Cast
  • Parizot Domond (Father/painter)
    Key Cast
  • Enice Lerine (Mother)
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Mariée du 12 Janvier
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama Romance
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 3 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Other
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff)
    St Augustine
    Trinidad and Tobago
    September 18, 2014
    Country of Origin
    Burkina Faso
    March 4, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Ghetto Biennale
    Port au Prince
    December 16, 2015
    Country of Origin
Distribution Information
  • Caribbeing Inc Limited
    Country: Trinidad and Tobago
    Rights: All Rights, Ship
Director Biography - Yao Ramesar

Ghana-born, Caribbean filmmaker Yao Ramesar was honoured as the Caribbean’s first Laureate in Arts and Letters, at the inaugural Anthony Norman Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE) in 2006. The awards recognised that “Ramesar’s most significant contribution is that he has taken Caribbean cinema to the world under the rubric […] Caribbeing®”.

His latest film Haiti Bride, one of five features that Ramesar has directed since 2006, screened at FESPACO 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa’s largest and oldest film festival: the first ever African diaspora film to be in selection in the feature film competition; the film also screened in The Ghetto Biennale, Port au Prince, Haiti in December 2015 where Ramesar was the only filmmaker present at this edition of the Biennale. HAITI BRIDE also screened in Jacmel.

Ramesar’s Sistagod® remains the sole Trinidad and Tobago feature film to gain official selection at a major international festival world-premiering in 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival, the major North American and hemispheric festival. It has continued garnering awards, copping the Grand Prix for Best Feature in 2014 at ArtoDocs International Film Festival in St Petersburg, Russia.

Ramesar’s Caribbeing® theories on filmmaking have been featured in numerous publications including his paper “Caribbeing: Cultural Imperatives and the Technology of Motion Picture Production” (Caribbean Quarterly Vol. 42, No 4 (1996)); and “Caribbean Culture and in the Digital Domain”, presented at Carifesta Symposia in St. Kitts/Nevis (2000).

Collaborating with Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Ramesar directed “The Sadhu of Couva” and “The Coral”, the first screen adaptations of Walcott’s poetry. He also produced documentaries on Nelson Mandela and Stokely Carmichael during their visits to Trinidad.

Ramesar has created over 120 films on the people, history and culture of Trinidad and Tobago, screening in more than 100 countries. [end]

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