Eat For This is My Body: A Benefit Screening for Haiti

Jan 28, 2010

(Michelange Quay, Haiti/France, 2007, video, 105 min)

Northwest Film Forum joins the Haitian earthquake relief effort by hosting a benefit screening of Michelange Quay's Eat For This is My Body. The film combines elegant lyrical surrealism and restrained fury in a political pamphlet that sends the viewer on a visceral, hypnotic trip to the spiritual core of the suffering of Haiti.

Madame has come to feed the starving black masses and they have come to be fed. This hunger, this desire will bring Madame out into the real Haiti, where she will for the first time see and hear the land and its people, smell the reality of their suffering, the reality of her own body. She will at last touch, and be touched.

Proceeds from the screening willgo to benefit the city of Jacmel, home to Hati's Cine Institute, which was hit very hard by the massive earthquake. The Cine Institute is organizing and partnering with many aid organizations and their students are actively documenting the events throughout much of Haiti.

Tickets to the screening are $10, and additional donations can be made by clicking here. 100% of donations go directly to relief efforts and news coverage from Jacmel.


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