Undiscovered Haiti

Undiscovered Haiti

DVD - 2015
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Join world-renowned chef José Andrés on an exploration of the most unknown island in the Caribbean, Haiti. As a chef and humanitarian, José is convinced we can change the world through the power of food, and understand a culture by exploring what, when and how its people eat. José experiences the authentic traditions and rituals of Haiti, from making cassava bread to midnight gatherings with vodou priests. He dives deep into Haiti's natural beauty, taking you to ancient waterfalls and untouched coastlines. He hunts for land crabs and mythical mushrooms in its lush forests, and tastes local specialties on the bustling streets of Port-Au-Prince. We learn the history behind Haiti's incredible historic sites like the Citadel and tour a 150-year-old rum factory. Follow Jos⥠into the heart of this mysterious island; through its unique cuisine discover the history and culture, and see into the future, of a proud and rarely understood people
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, c2015
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781627895347
1627895345
Characteristics: DVD video
video file,region 1
NTSC
digital,optical,surround
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 841887026710

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Nov 07, 2016

A sweetly playful & humanizing portrait of a place that's been the victim of stubbornly bad press for going on a couple centuries now. Predictably the host initiates some kinda culturally awkward moments, but overall the footage is really upbeat & insightful & unique, & I thought his point was well taken when he asks why the popular imagination doesn't associate anything beautiful or luxurious with Haiti, only a dogged insistence on its poverty & chaos & desperation. There's ample evidence here to suggest that it's a Caribbean island like many others, just a whole lot cooler. Bonus material: rum sour waterfall...! CR

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