What happens to a dream a deferred

It's New Year's Eve in Tijuana, Mexico. Wood and Colonel are busy making "Soup Joumou" to celebrate Haitian Independence Day with their friends at the "Trap House". As their cooking progresses, memories of the perilous journey that brought them to the US/Mexico border two years ago resurface. From Haiti to Brasil and through nine other South and Central-American countries, here they are, sandwiched between their dream of a musical career in the US and a US president who calls Haiti a shit hole and believes all Haitians have AIDS.

  • Esery Mondesir
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
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  • Third Horizon Film Festival
    United States
    February 6, 2020
    Official Selection - Opening Night
Director Biography - Esery Mondesir

Esery Mondesir is a Haitian-born, Toronto-based artist filmmaker. He worked as a high school teacher, a book designer, and a labour organizer before receiving an MFA in cinema production from York University (Toronto) in 2017. His work takes a critical stance on modern-day sociopolitical and cultural phenomena to suggest a reading of our society from its margins. Motivated by his own diasporic experience, Mondesir’s films draw from collective memory, official archives, vernacular records, and the Everyday to explore migration and exile as sites of identity formation as well as cultural resistance. His work has been shown in Canada and internationally.

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