Monday, February 9, 2009

Interview wih the writer RODRIGUE FRANCOIS M.D.."HAITI PRESS NEWORK"

" ....But the most striking is to produce a film, a large mural that might show these men of bronze in action. This could have a direct action on their imagination This could raise their morale directly. I wrote the text of this film but I still can not get funding for production.C 'is a text of a hundred pages." Rodrigue Francois M.D.


http://www.trafford.com/03-1668People uprooted from Africa and brought to the French colony of St. Dominique as slaves were able to defeat their masters. After expelling those battle hardened veterans of European wars from the land they created the first black republic in the world and the second independent nation in America in January 1804. On the threshold of this bicentennial even to take place on January 1st 2004 in Haiti, their saga is retold in this book

About the Author
Dr. Rodrigue Francois is a graduate from the State University of Haiti Medical School. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. But he has a passion for poetry and history that even five years of post doctorate studies were not able to extinguish.
To wit a variety of his poems, published by the International Library of Poetry in the Internet:
I "A Dream From Space 12" now archived by the International Library of Poetry. It drew editor C.S. comments "Wonderful verse. Select for the sound of poetry." It was subsequently featured on high quality cassette tapes and compact discs and sold to the public.
II "E-mail from Quasar III" (ISBN-158 235-510x) Published in America at the Millenium under the title "Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century." On his comment, editor Howard Ely wrote him "We are truly impressed by the unique talent and artistic vision you have displayed in your work."
III "Ode to Joy" (ISBNI-582-35-1406) Published under the heading "Outstanding Poets of 1998."
IV "The Dilemma in Truxigone" (ISBNO 7951-5160-8) Published in Poetry's Elite, "Best Poems of 2000."
V "Images of Despair" (ISBNO 7951-516B-8) His second poem selected for the Sound of Poetry.
In this present book "Messengers of Liberty" he revealed how thousands of ex-slaves, using the right blend of guerilla warfare and French military strategy were able to defeat a segment of Napolean Bonaparte's army dubbed at that time the greatest in the world. In January 1804 they created the first black republic in the world and the second independant nation in America.
On the threshold of this bicentennial event in January 2004, it is befitting that their saga should be told to the world. And this saga is told in a style reminiscent of the Dumas, Victor Hugo and Dostoievski. The action is dense and unfolds at a dizzying pace, until the final sequence.
The chapters are arranged in small plates, easy to read. One may hear the clanking of the bayonets, the roar of the cannons, smell the gun powder and even see a soldier pick up the flag from a fallen comrade. With its brilliant metaphores and the sparkling dialogues, this book is the kind of material movie makers use to produce great technicolors.

Sample Excerpts or Table of Contents

"3oo hundreds haitians volunteers died for The American Revolution"




"...an American journalist in St Louis, who has published a critique of my book, I was compared to James who wrote the Black Jacobins, with the only difference was that James tried to shed light on the ideas of revolution and their influence on the insurgency black. While I have brought players in both camps to get an idea of the situation. These indigenous Haiti broke into an echo that made the world shudder, the chain that injured race."


"DB: How to invite the young Haitians to live without any clash live pages of the history of Haiti?

RF: To encourage young Haitians love Haiti's history, it should first provide them with good teachers of history of such Lucien Balmer, Louis Mercier, etc. But the most striking is to produce a film, a large mural that might show these men of bronze in action. This could have a direct action on their imagination This could raise their morale directly. I wrote the text of this film but I still can not get funding for production.C 'is a text of a hundred pages. Interviewed by Dominique Batraville."

(From the interview with the haitian writer RODRIGUE FRANCOIS by "Haiti Press (Clik here)Network"http://www.haitipressnetwork.com/newsprint.cfm?articleID=11326)



ART ET SPECTACLEHaïti-littérature:entrevue avec le médecin Rodrigue François sur «Les Géants de 1804» Posté le 7 février 2009
Le médecin-écrivain Rodrigue François a publié en 2003 aux Editions du Cidhica, un récit historique, intitulé : « Les Géants de l’histoire ». L’auteur, explique sa démarche Haïti Press Network.
Dominique Batraville : Vous avez publié un ouvrage intitulé « « Les Géants, de 1804, une plongée dans l’histoire nationale. De quoi s’agit-il ?
Rodrigue François : Il s’agit de la narration des événements qui ont commencé dans la nuit du 12 octobre 1802 et qui ont culminé à l’indépendance d’Haïti en novembre 1803. J’ai mis en exergue tous les protagonistes comme Pétion, le général Daut , Christophe, Dessalines et tous les autres qui ont contribué au succès de l’opération du côté indigène. Je suis allé dans le camp des Français aussi pour montrer leurs stratégies.
D.B Certains historiens considèrent les forgerons de l’indépendance d’Haïti comme des Jacobins noirs, c’est le cas de James. D’autres historiographes les nomment des hommes d’airain et des briseurs de chaînes. Comment partagez-vous ces types d’approches ?
R.F : En effet, un journaliste américain de St Louis, qui a publié une critique de mon livre, m’a comparé à James qui a écrit les Jacobins noirs, avec la seule différence que James s’est évertué à jeter la lumière sur les idées de la révolution et de leur influence sur le mouvement insurrectionnel noir. Alors que moi, j’ai amené les lecteurs dans les deux camps pour avoir une idée de la situation. Ces indigènes d’Haïti ont brisé en un écho qui fit frissonner le monde, la chaîne qui blessait la race.
D.B : Comment inviter les jeunes haïtiens à vivre sans aucun heurt les pages vivantes de l’histoire d’Haïti ?
R.F : Pour inciter les jeunes haïtiens à aimer l’histoire d’Haïti, il faudrait d’abord leur offrir de bons professeurs d’histoire du genre de Lucien Balmir, de Louis Mercier, etc. Mais la façon la plus frappante est de produire un film, une grande fresque qui pourrait montrer ces hommes d’airain en pleine action. Ceci pourrait avoir une action directe sur leur imagination Ceci pourrait relever leur moral de façon directe. J’ai écrit le texte de ce film mais je n’arrive pas encore à obtenir de financement pour la production.C’est un texte d’une centaine de pages.
Propos recueillis par Dominique Batraville


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