Haiti, our sister nation, is the first Latin American republic to gain its independence from the Spanish crown and is the birthplace of Alexandre Pétion, one of the four founding fathers of the country. According to World Bank, Haiti has a population of 10 million people.

Haiti's film industry suffered a setback due to various factors, the most pressing being the 2010 earthquake. However, the desire to move forward is still alive. The seed is being germinated in its film students who continue documenting social issues through experimental films and documentaries.

We must stress that, the active and praiseworthy participation of Haitian directors like Arnold Antonin and Raoul Peck and Festival friend and actor, Jimmy Jean Louis, have worked tirelessly to show that Port- au- Prince has talent to export and to make Haiti, among other things, a first class film destination.

The Dominican Global Film Festival will continue screening excellent films in Haiti as part of our modest effort to inspire, entertain and support our Haitian brothers and sisters with whom we share this island.


Puerto Príncipe

Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, is located in the bay of La Gonave Gulf. The population is 704.776, according to a 2003 census.

The city is the economic, legal and governmental center of the country and its most important port. In addition, it is the main city of the Department of the West and the seat of the Archdiocese of

The main monuments and places of interest include: the University of Haiti, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Port-au-Prince, the Bicentenary of Haitian Independence and the boardwalk of the city's pier.

Devastated by a 7.0 earthquake in 2010, Port-au-Prince continues to struggle to improve conditions in the city. Nevertheless, along the city's streets one can still see old movie theaters that bring to mind the love of the seventh art that our Haitian brothers and sisters continue to enjoy.