March 27 at 1:00 pm
The Madan Sara documentary tells the stories of the indefatigable women who work at the margins to make Haiti’s economy run. Despite facing intense hardship and social stigma, the hard work of the Madan Sara puts their children through school, houses their families and helps to ensure a better life for generations to come. This film amplifies the calls of the Madan Sara as they speak directly to society to share their dreams for a more equitable Haiti.
Meet the Moderator:
Manoucheka Celeste holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington. She also has an M.A. in Mass Communication, and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. A Black Feminist Media Studies and Cultural Studies scholar, her recent work focuses on mediated belonging and citizenship narratives surrounding Blackness, Black womanhood, and transnational mobility (immigration and tourism). She authored Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness (Routledge), winner of the National Communication Association’s 2018 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the association’s 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the African American Communication & Culture Division and Black Caucus.
Her other publications appear in journals and book chapters including Black Camera and Feminist Media Histories. She is committed to critical scholarship on representations of Blackness, including public scholarship, and has published in The Seattle Times, The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and Spark: Elevating Scholarship on Social Issues.
Meet the Speakers:
Etant Dupain is a journalist, filmmaker, and community organizer. For over a decade, he has worked as a producer on documentaries and for international news media outlets including Al Jazeera, TeleSur, BBC, CNN, Netflix, PBS, and Vice. He founded an alternative media project in Haiti to enable citizen journalists to provide access to information in Haitian Creole about internally displaced people, aid accountability, and politics. He made his first personal film, moved by his mother’s strength and the women known as the Madan Sara who make Haiti’s economy run.
Sabine Lamour is a sociologist whose research focuses on gender, slavery, family dynamics in the Caribbean, and Haiti’s political system. She is the National Coordinator of Solidarite Fanm Ayisyèn (SOFA). Her first book project, Déjouer le Silence: Contre-Discours Sur Les Femmes Haïtiennes with Edition Remue-Ménage, co-authored with Denyse Côté and Darline Alexis, was published in 2018. She has extensive experience working with Haitian women’s organizations as a feminist activist and an independent consultant in Haiti’s urban and rural areas. She is also a faculty member at L’ Université d’État d’Haïti (UEH). She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Université Paris 8.
Milt Moise is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida in the English department. He holds an MPhil from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus, which explores self-referentiality and voice in contemporary Caribbean fiction. His dissertation at the University of Florida examines the aesthetics of bipolar representation in contemporary American literature and television. His work has been published in The Journal of West Indian Literature and with Peepal Tree Press. Most recently, his essay, “I-n-I Re-member Now”: A Rastafari Reading of HBO’s Westworld, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in their 2019 edited volume, Reading Westworld.