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.