Philippe Niang / 180 min. / France / Documentary Original Language: French/ English Subtitles
TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE is a two-part epic film directed by Philippe Niang, depicting the life of Toussaint Louverture, (Jimmy Jean-Louis) leader of the Haitian liberation struggle. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, Louverture established Haiti as the first Black nation in the western hemisphere and the first Black free nation as well. The success of Louverture and the Haitian Revolution rocked the institution of slavery throughout the “New World” of the Americas.
The Mount Vernon Film Festival will also feature the “New York International Independent Music Festival 2014” (NYIIMF) which includes live performances from artists and musicians of all music genres, each night in conjunction with the film festival. This event is hosted by top music promoter Bea
Montgomery who has over 30 years in music & entertainment—having worked with artists such as Black Rob, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys, Monica, Brandy, Soul For Real. She was the talent producer for the International Independent Film Music Festival at Madison Square Garden, The
People’s Film Festival and is the creator of The Mothership Television Show. Currently she promotes Classic Soul & Funk concerts, including her current project NYIIMF 2014. Visit www.themountvernonfilmfestival.com to see the complete list of performances and after party events.
Welcome to the 1st Annual Mt. Vernon Film Festival