“Madame Pipi” follows the lives of Haitian women bathroom attendants working in the nightclubs in Miami. Relatively invisible, underpaid and underappreciated, their stories are a journey of triumph as they navigate their patron’s personalities for tips. Despite the rising cost of living and the uncertainty of COVID-19 shutting down nightlife in Miami, their remittances – earned through tips – coupled with larger contributions from the Haitian diaspora fuel more than one third of the GDP in Haiti.
Short (25mins) Documentary | United States of America
For the past 20 years, Rachelle Salnave has focused her lens on the Global Black experience. She is a Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive Fellow. Her second feature documentary, “La Belle Vie” (“The Good Life”) landed her an Emmy nomination in 2016, and in 2017, Knight Foundation honored Rachelle as a “Knight Arts Champion” for her cinematic programming. Rachelle’s goal is to change the narrative around Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora.