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The Living and the Dead Ensemble
The Living and the Dead Ensemble are a group of artists, performers, and poets from Haiti, France, and the United Kingdom. They initially came together in Haiti in 2017 to produce the Haitian Creole translation and performance of the play "Monsieur Toussaint" by Édouard Glissant. Initiated from an original idea by Louis Henderson and Olivier Marboeuf, who have been collaborating as a director/producer partnership since 2014, the Ensemble’s first film Ouvertures was premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2020. Their work explores the influence of Haiti, the first independent Black republic of the Americas, in the history and present of the Caribbean as well as in western modernity.
The Ensemble are: Mackenson Bijou, Rossi Jacques Casimir, Dieuvela Cherestal, James Desiris, Louis Henderson, Léonard Jean Baptiste, Cynthia Maignan, Sophonie Maignan, Olivier Marboeuf, Mimétik Nèg.
2020 Ouvertures; 132 Min., Forum 2020 2021 The Wake; installation
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021