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25751: (Arthur) announce: Louverture Films (fwd)
Louverture Films plans to produce both independently-financed feature and
documentary films, including:
Historical action epic, based on the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) and the
life of Toussaint Louverture, who led one of the only successful slave
uprisings in history, successively defeated the French, Spanish and British
armies (including Napoleon Bonaparte), and established the first independent
black Republic: Haiti.
The Making of TOUSSAINT
Documentary film about the making of TOUSSAINT, situating the places and
events in the feature film within historical and current Haitian realities.
Examines past efforts to tell the story and includes in-depth interviews with
director, actors, writers and producers of TOUSSAINT, as well as experts in
various fields pertaining to Haitian history.
Danny Glover, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
In addition to being one of the most acclaimed actors of our time, with a
career spanning 25 years, Danny Glover has also produced, executive produced
financed numerous projects for film, television and theatre. Among these are
Good Fences, 3 AM, Freedom Song, Get on the Bus, Deadly Voyage, Buffalo
Soldiers, The Saint of Fort Washington and To Sleep with Anger, as well as
Courage and America's Dream.
Joslyn Barnes, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Joslyn Barnes is a writer, editor and producer with experience in several
fields. She is the author or co-author of ten commissioned screenplays for
feature films including: TOUSSAINT, the first film the company will produce;
award-winning film Bàttu, directed by Cheikh Oumar Sissoko (Mali), which she
associate produced with British Screen and EMET Films.
Prior to co-founding Louverture Films, Barnes served as an expert consultant
and programme officer at the United Nations for eight years. She has
widely in Africa and Asia, and has written numerous articles covering trade
and social development issues, as well as contributing to books on the
establishment of electronic communications in developing countries, food
production in Africa, and strategic advocacy for the inclusion of gender
perspectives on the international development agenda.