Published on Jul 16, 2012
In the Eye of the Spiral features seven of Haiti’s most prominent living artists. The film proposes a new narrative for embattled Haiti — a country steeped in vitality and mysticism.
In the Eye of the Spiral: An exploration into the center of Haiti’s chaos
…“A good documentary has to have a centerpiece behind the story,” Blouin said. “It was clear to us that the one person that could link all of these elements was Franketiene.”
Born Frank Etienne, Franketiene, is one of Haiti’s most prolific writers and painters and also founder of the spiralism movement philosophy. In 2009 he was on the short list for the Nobel Peace Prize in literature.
For such a small island, Haiti overflows with talent and creativity,Leconte said. Our mission with this film was to find out why; and Franketiene exemplified what we were looking for.
In the Eye of the Spiral is narrated by Annie Lenox and was shot using an all Haitian film crew. Watch here: http://youtu.be/H0Qmjt7gPz0