It's 1937 and dictator Rafael Trujillo has ordered the execution of all Haitians on Dominican soil, in what came to be known as the Parsley Massacre. Caught in the middle of this hellish nightmare is Marie, a Haitian woman married to Frank, a Dominican, and pregnant with their first child. Separated from Frank on the eve of the massacre, Marie faces a perilous journey alone through the dense hinterlands of Hispaniola to seek refuge. Led by a delicate performance from Cyndie Lundy as Marie and featuring evocative night-time photography by Hernan Herrera, the latest film from AFI Latin American Film Festival alum José María Cabral (HOTEL COPPELIA, WOODPECKERS) is a poignant reminder that those who do not bear witness to history are doomed to repeat it. Winner, Audience Feature Film Award, 2022 Miami Film Festival. DIR/SCR José María Cabral; SCR Arturo Arango, Nuri Duarte, Alán González, Joaquín Octavio González, Xenia Rivery; PROD Rafael Elías Muñoz. Dominican Republic, 2022, color, 85 min. In Spanish and Haitian Creole with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.