The Crying Conch

Le cri du lambi

Vincent ToiCanada20 minutes201714AColourCreole

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Intro and Q&A with director Vincent Toi

The true history of the leader of an 18th century slave rebellion in Haiti is transformed into the stuff of myth and ritual in a visually sumptuous effort by Canada’s Vincent Toi, connecting the brutality of our colonial past with the resilience of the present.

L'histoire vraie du leader d'une rébellion d'esclaves à Haïti au 18e siècle, présentée de façon mythique et rituelle à travers un film visuellement somptueux du cinéaste canadien Vincent Toi, qui établit un lien entre la brutalité de notre passé colonialiste et la résilience du présent.

Vincent Toi

Vincent Toi is a Mauritian filmmaker who directed the short film Paper Wings (11) and the documentary I’ve Seen the Unicorn (14). The Crying Conch (17) is his latest film.

Additional Credits

Vincent Toi
Production Company
Arpent Films, Licorne Production
Guillaume Collin, Vincent Toi, Charles Jonas
Vincent Toi
Marcel Cabrera
Vincent Toi
Production Designer
Barbara Content
Pierre-Olivier Rioux, Kaveh Nabatian
Original Score
Andy Dacoulis, Ebby Angel Louis
Ebby Angel Louis, Zidor Montal
Primary Publicity
La Distributrice De Films
International Sales Agent
La Distributrice De Films
Canadian Distributor
La Distributrice De Films