Magnea | Lucky
Directed and filmed by Nina Raasch
Haiti, a tiny nation of ten million people, located two hours flight from the south of Miami.
Historically, this is actually a paradox: Haiti is the country where the first successful slave revolt in world history occurred in the late 18th century, and the country became the first independent nation in Latin America.
The Haitian people are proud of this history: ‘Liberty, equality and fraternity’ were proclaimed as the basis of the new Republic of Haiti. But today there is no trace of this history: corruption, police brutality and poverty dominate the country. There is little room for compassion and humanity. After Mauritania, this Caribbean island has the highest number of slaves in the world.
An estimated 300,000 of them are children.
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Berlinale photo series produced for Weitsprung, exhibited in C/O Berlin