Directed by Philippe Niang. French with English Subtitles. At only eight years-old, Toussaint Louverture was marked forever after witnessing a grave tragedy befall his enslaved father. Over two decades later—as an adult and a free man—Louverture enlists his military genius and political acumen to lead the first successful slave uprising that led to the independence of Haiti. For the past several years, Ayiti Images has been using film as a platform to expose the greater South Florida community to a more positive and varied image of the Haitian experience. Films selected for the series are highly acclaimed and award-winning works capturing authentic aspects of Haitian life. Many are by Haitian filmmakers.