Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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the naive air

by Arnold ANTONIN

This film, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 1976 Festival de la Francophonie in New Orleans, is a reasoned denunciation of the Duvalier dictatorship’s triple exploitation of naive art: commercial, political and ideological. At the same time, it is a call for artistic freedom, and for artists to join forces with those fighting for freedom itself.

Critically acclaimed for its innovative approach, the film traces the history of the triple economic, political and ideological exploitation of naive art in Haiti. At the same time, it defends artistic freedom in all its forms.

  • Titre français
    L’art naïf
  • Titre international
    the naive air

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