Claudine Oriol, Haitian-American actress, director and producer, today announced the world premier screening of her documentary film, Resilient Hearts. The film, an official AFI selection of the 2014 DC Caribbean Film Festival, reveals Haiti’s unique culture, rich history and conveys the resiliency of the Haitian spirit. The screening takes places at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center, located at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD. Questions and answers with the director will take place immediately following the screening.
“It’s been an incredible and moving journey to work on Resilient Hearts during the past few years,” stated Claudine Oriol, director. “I’m humbled by the support and praise the film has received from friends, associates, world leaders and dignitaries. I can’t imagine a more fitting backdrop for its world premier than in our nation’s capital.”
The trailer for Resilient Hearts can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
In her directorial debut, Claudine, who left Port-au-Prince one hour before the earthquake, tells her story to the world through the eyes and lives of the Haitian people – giving the voiceless a voice. This project is not only an ode to her fellow Haitians, but to everyone across the globe who was impacted by this natural disaster people, or who have experienced loss and triumphed in the face of defeat.
WHO: Claudine Oriol and DC Caribbean Film Fest
WHAT: World premiere screening of documentary film, Resilient Hearts
Questions & Answers with the director
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15
All guests and attendees must be seated 15 minutes in advance and are encouraged to arrive no later than 7 p.m.
WHERE: AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD