2021, Canada

Emanuel Licha

Zo Reken, shark bone — this is what Haitians call the Toyota Land Cruiser. Emanuel Licha chose this vehicle as a location for good reason. As the writer Lyonel Trouillot put it: this car means either NGO or oppression; in any case it means power. The driver is navigating through Port-au-Prince, circumventing protests and blockades, conversing with passengers – writers and activists, but also people who use him as an ambulance service. Every voice adds a new facet to the complexity of the country: neo-colonialism, the ambivalence of humanitarian aid, the anger of the population.

Section: Documentary Film Competition
Country: Canada
Director: Emanuel Licha
Language: französisch-haiti-kreolische OmenglU
Running time: 86min