What is this “illness of the soul” that is slowly killing the Haitian people? Through “Douvan jou ka leve”, Gessica Généus seeks to understand this form of cultural bi-polarity expressed mainly through their spirituality by relying on her personal journey, marked by the mental illness of her mother – a disease that she believes is a curse of the voodoo spirits.
(51mins) | Haiti
French Creole with English subtitles
Gessica Généus started her acting career at 17, playing in “Barikad”, a feature by Richard Sénécal. She then collaborated with various Haitian and international film directors. Recently, she acted in a TV movie on Toussaint Louverture, directed by Philippe Niang and produced by France 2. In 2011, Gessica won a scholarship from Acting International de Paris. Back in Haiti, she founded her own production company, Ayizian Productions. In 2014, in partnership with Télévision Caraïbes, she directed “Vizaj Nou”, a biography series of contemporary Haitian figures. “Douvan jou ka leve” (“The Sun Will Rise”) is her first documentary for France Télévisions.