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Powerful film FREDA brings Haitian community together at Northeastern and around the world

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FREDA

A powerful new film out of Haiti is creating Oscar buzz and bringing members of the Haitian community together, from as far away as Northeastern’s Boston campus.

Set in 2018 amid violent unrest, FREDA follows Freda, an outspoken young woman living with her mother and siblings in Port-au-Prince. Through Freda’s story, the film explores the difficulties facing the people of Haiti today, including sexual violence, gang violence, corruption, generational trauma and colorism.

Northeastern’s director of Africana Studies, Régine Jean-Charles, wiped away tears as she talked about the film.

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