DOUVAN JOU KA LEVE (The Sun Will Rise)

July 13, 2019, 8:15 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Third Horizon in Los Angeles and the USC School of Cinematic Arts
invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

 

Douvan Jou Ka Leve (The Sun Will Rise)


Written and Directed by Gessica Généus
Produced by Jean-Marie Gigon,
Rachèle Magloire, and Gessica Généus

Followed by a Q&A with Gessica Généus

8:15 P.M. on Saturday, July 13th, 2019

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.


 

Presented by "Third Horizon in Los Angeles", a weekend of Caribbean cinema curated by the pioneering Miami-based film festival.

View the full calendar: http://cinema.usc.edu/ThirdHorizon
 

About Douvan Jou Ka Leve (The Sun Will Rise)

In this textured and surprising personal documentary, Haitian filmmaker and actress Gessica Généus undertakes a journey to understand what she calls Haiti’s “illness of the soul”—the country’s fraught religious divide between Vodou and Christianity. With her mother’s bipolarity as her poignant point of departure, Généus skilfully interweaves traditional interviews and ethnographic-style observation with poetic narration as she seeks to connect the dots of her family’s, and her island’s, fractured history. The result is a moving meditation on both mental illness and a nation’s as-yet unassuaged inner turmoil.

Not rated. Running time: 51 minutes. Haitian Creole, with English subtitles. Country: Haiti.

 

About the Guest


GESSICA GENEUS (Writer, Director, Producer)

Gessica Généus started her acting career at 17, playing in Barikad, a long-feature by Richard Sénécal. She then collaborated with various Haitian and international film directors. Recently, she played in a TV movie on Toussaint Louverture, directed by Philippe Niang and produced by France 2.

In 2011, Gessica was granted a scholarship from the Acting International de Paris. Back in Haiti, she founded her own production company, Ayizian Productions. In 2014, in partnership with Télévision Caraïbes, she directed Vizaj Nou, a portrait series of contemporary Haitian figures (Anthony Pascal dit Konpè Filo, Viviane Gauthier, Odette Roy Fombrun, Frankétienne).

Douvan jou ka leve (The Sun Will Rise) is her first documentary for France Télévisions.

About Third Horizon Film Festival


THFF was founded by Third Horizon, a collective of Caribbean creatives whose first short film, Papa Machete, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, before going on to screen at more than 30 film festivals worldwide. It is staged annually in Miami in partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization whose core mission is to support and distribute the work of Caribbean filmmakers.

The festival was founded in 2014 when Third Horizon was one of the winners of the Knight Arts Challenge. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

Check-In & Reservations


This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 8:00 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu