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Black Dawn

Black Dawn

BLACK DAWN recounts the founding of Haiti through the eyes of two captured African tribespeople, Sili and Simba.

Starting with their capture in Africa, the story follows their trans-Atlantic journey on a slave ship to Haiti. There they escape their slavery on a French plantation and join the fight for independence led by Toussaint L'Ouverture and Dessaline, ultimately joining in the celebration of the first raising of the Haitian flag.

Animated from paintings by thirteen of Haiti's foremost artists, including Rignaud Benoit, Philom Obin, and Philippe Auguste, BLACK DAWN celebrates the strength and artistry of the Haitian people.

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