restricted access Jollywood Manifesto (Haiti, 2008)

David Belle, an American filmmaker, founded the Ciné Institute in Jacmel, Haiti, in 2008. The Institute trains young Haitians in filmmaking and offers screenings of Haitian and international cinema. The “Jollywood Manifesto”—a play on Bollywood and Nollywood, two of the largest film production centers in the world—encourages filmmakers to produce work that addresses Haitian life and foregrounds the need for collective, inclusive, DIY film production.