L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Kite Zo A

Kite Zo A

Kaveh Nabatian

Canada, Haiti | 2022 | 1 h 8 min
Creole |
Subtitles: French
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In 1791, in Haiti, Dutty Boukman presided over a Voodoo ritual in Bois-Caïman that led to the creation of the first Black republic. Since then, rituals of transformation and artistic expression have been at the core of a thriving culture as the country faces oppression, poverty, and natural disasters. Kite Zo A (Leave the Bones) is a sensorial film about rituals in Haiti, from ancient to modern, made in collaboration with poets, dancers, musicians, fishermen, daredevil rollerblades, and Voodoo priests, set to poetry by Haitian author Wood-Jerry Gabriel.
Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal’s Nouveau Cinema Festival), Canada, 2022.
Reelworld Film Festival, Canada, 2022.
SXSW, USA2023.
Festival Afro Urbain / Afro Urban Fest, Canada, 2023.
Miami Film Festival, USA2023.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada, 2023.
DC Caribbean Festival, USA2023.
Gimli International Film Festival, Canada, 2023.
Festival Les Percéides, Canada, 2023.
Script Wood-Jerry Gabriel
Director of Photography Kaveh Nabatian
Production Joseph Ray
Sound Sacha Ratcliffe

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Kaveh Nabatian

Kaveh Nabatian

Kaveh Nabatian is an Iranian-Canadian artist whose evocative filmmaking has brought to life stories from the margins of society and across the world: Cuba, Haiti, Nunavut, India, and beyond. His film work ranges from A Crack in Everything, a feature documentary about Leonard Cohen, to masterminding the Rotterdam-premiering, experimental, seven-director anthology feature The Seven Last Words, to his award-winning feature narrative debut, the Cuba-set and shot Sin La Habana. As a composer and trumpet player, he’s toured the world and released several critically acclaimed albums with his Juno award-winning band Bell Orchestra.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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