Chercher la vie

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  • Creator buch & regie, Claudette Coulanges ; produktion, Amber-Film, Team-Film
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : ArtMattan Productions, [2000?]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn503311616
  • Credits
    • With Anne-Rose Tréjuste, Rosemène Marcelin
    • Photography, Rolf Coulanges ; editing, Julia Yip, Rolf Coulanges, Rolf Neddermann ; music composer, Amos Coulanges


  • "Introduces the viewer to two women, Anne-Rose and Rosemene, who each have their own particular way of battling through life. The former makes lunches in a factory yard in Port-au-Prince and sells her meals to the factory workers; the latter is employed in the same factory as a production worker making pullovers and t-shirts. Every day she buys her midday meal on credit from Anne-Rose. Through the connection between these two women the film shows part of their daily work and the constant battle for survival that they lead together with other women in Haiti. Going beyond this, however, the film demonstrates the extent to which the importation of North American goods has brought about the collapse of Haitian regional production and ruined Haiti's economy. The connection between the two topics of the film reveals the significant role that Haitian women of today play in an economy that has been bled dry" -- Container.


  • Originally released as a documentary film in 2000.
  • DVD.
  • Dialogue in Haitian French Creole & French, English subtitles throughout.
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