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The shadows of Napoleon's army fall upon a boat traveling through the mysterious cave named after her legend Marie Jeanne, a female soldier who fought in the Haitian Revolution. It is this battle inside her cave that will become the most successful slave revolution in history.

Director's Bio

Shirley Bruno's films draw from her Haitian heritage preserving and radicalizing her ancestral traditions and mythology. She creates modern myths that expose the slippery spaces between the material and metaphysical world, between collective memory and history. In her work she explores the everyday, the Sacred, and the intimate violence in the things left unsaid that mark us generation after generation.

Her work has screened internationally including : Annecy Animation International Film Festival, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Zinebi Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Uppsala International Short Film Festival among others. Her work is included in the national contemporary art collection of Centre National des Arts Plastiques in France, in the permanent collection of the Leal Rios Foundation in Lisbon and has shown in exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, La Galerie Municipale Vitry de Jean Collet, Villa Médicis, National Gallery London, Maison Européenne de la Photographie and the FRAC Dunkerque.

Shirley's films have received numerous awards including the Off-Limits Prize in Competition for An Excavation of Us at Annecy Animational Film Festival (2018) and the Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention (2018).
Shirley Bruno
11 Minutes
Montreal, Canada
Watch the Trailer
1/26/20 9:30am at Cité des Arts
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