Haitian farmer, Alfred Avril, is one of the last remaining masters of tire machèt, the martial art created by enslaved Haitians to fight Napoleon’s armies. Teaching about the practical and spiritual value of the machete—both a weapon and a farmer’s key to survival—Avril provides a link between his country’s past and its present.


(10mins) | Haiti, United States of America, Barbados


English, Hindi with English subtitles



Jonathan David Kane Photograph of Jonathan David Kane Jonathan David Kane is a filmmaker and award-winning cinematographer from Miami. He is currently working on a feature-length version of Papa Machete, which is his first film.