In Haiti, Dr Jeudi Forstner is kidnapped and trapped in a prison cell under the charge of voluntary manslaughter. His wife, Marie Forstner, believes that he did not commit the crime. She begins a journey to free him. What she encounters would become one of the greatest true stories ever told.
I saw this film at ZIFF. It was one of the best films presented in the Old Fort this year. To my taste, this short film was better than the big budget films ZIFF presented this year, even better than Mandela:Long Walk to Freedom, another big- budget failure at the box office.
It is time for independent filmmakers to learn that one can only make Hollywood with Hollywood, neither with Sollywood nor with Nollywood.
For a low budget film, the director did a great job, and the acting performance is believable.
The only thing I didn't like in this film is the music, as I am a fan of silent film. To my taste, I think that the images would be better without music. The music has a dramatic overtone. It adds emphasis on the drama in Haiti, but a bit too much.
Overall, it is a great story. It should be developed into a feature film.
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