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&gallery pop-up series #2: From Blade to Brush, a night of Haitian artistry

Join us for an evening of Haitian art, music, moonchine and a film about a Haitian machete fighter.  

We'll be having an exclusive screening of Papa Machete, a short film about Haitian machete fighting that has already received accolades at film festivals near and far.


200 years ago, the slaves of Haiti defeated Napoleon's armies in the historic revolution of 1791-1804. One of their weapons was the very tool they used to work the land: the machete. Papa Machete explores the esoteric martial art that evolved through this victory through the practice and life of a farmer named Alfred Avril. The short film documents his proud devotion to his heritage in the face of bitter poverty, and his efforts to keep this mysterious art alive.