by Eud Raymond Altimé
Thursday, May 2, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The world of cinema has, in recent years, recorded some successes despite the economic, political and social difficulties that face the country. In this sense, the big names in terms of affluence are known: I Love You Anne, the productions of Valery Numa (Platinum), Married Men to name but a few. In most cases, the elements of alchemy are not too far apart.
Producers simply need to build a bridge between music studios and movie sets. From America to Africa via the Caribbean, the strategy, so far, brings money.
At the microphone of Guy Wewe, Skason Baptiste, the friend and collaborator of the director of Series Braquages, name of the new born of the cinema in Haiti, informed the public connected on the various platforms of the social networks of this journalist that 3000 tickets (commercial) were printed for the first exit of the last feature film of Valery Numa. Coincidentally, the first screening of the film of the native Les Cayes was planned in the only town whose actress is Anne, whose real name is Nice Simon. After heading to Cape Town, if we understand the strategy of the entrepreneur, Les Cayes have yet to wait.
In order to satisfy the curiosity of moviegoers long neglected by business supporters and renowned characters of the film world Haitian, the number one Platinum company hit again, and strong, according to the journalist Gaspard Dorelien on his Twitter account. Without the help of big posters billboard, all the tickets were sold in advance, with the exception of a few given as a gift for the purposes of the promotion.
Through the various issues the The opinion director of the Vision 2000 political program, who is more in demand in the capital, promises us pleasure for the eyes and laughter to ease stress in a country like ours. In nightclubs, fun costs money. And, in pharmacies, drugs are not free. To taste the Cocktail Cocktail cocktail, composed mainly of musicians-actors and entertainers-actors in the Historical Park of Canne-à-Sugar in Tabarre, the curious and the lovers of the seventh art of the metropolitan area have paid a thousand (1000) gourdes for to have been there. Calculator in hand helping, the Platinum team, not counting the contribution of sponsors, would have cashed about three million (3,000,000.00) of gourds for the evening. Rest assured, there will be other projections in the metropolitan area.
The joy to the faces of the displaced, April 17, 2019, for the occasion was visibly similar or almost to those of two lovers who have, for a long time, lost sight of and eventually crossed. And it was the same as all the first releases of the great successes of Haitian cinema. Faced with this, good thinking is needed. Not having certain information, the words and questions invade:
How much will the piece of land, the blocks, the bags of cement, the sand trucks, the metals (iron), the labor and the others cost? needs to build an institution that will be reserved for the projection of films in Haiti?
Who will benefit from the construction or not of a cinema worthy of the name?
Can not the cinema finance the cinema ?
And if the actors of the Haitian cinematographic world, for a certain time, dedicate the recipes of the first Haitian movies to the so much dreamed room?
Ann di nou ta fè ti sakrifis sa, the words of Valéry Numa in other circumstances. As it is often said, “no sacrifice is too big …”
In reality, the cinema exploits the daily lives of populations and citizens. In the value chain of the industry, the showcases par excellence for exhibiting for commercial purposes production outputs are, in fact, cinemas. In the long run, such a sacrifice of the actors of the sector can only bring fruit. It should be emphasized that any stakeholder could be the initiator (industry actors, the private sector or the state). The project “toup pou yo” already has Patrice Dumont. The largest movie theater in Haiti will have that
Nou ka fé ti sa!
Eud Raymond Altimé
General Coordinator of RAPLEH