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“PERIL OF THE ANTILLES was filmed at the beginning of November 2010 while visiting a friend in Haiti. At this specific time, the cholera epidemic was on its way to Port-au-Prince, Hurricane Tomas was on the horizon, presidential elections were in a couple weeks and the first Gede (day of the dead) since the January quakes took place. Along the way I acquired a very curious copy of Michel ‘Sweet Micky’ Martelly’s (Haiti’s newest president and once bad boy of Compas) music video from his early ‘90s heyday... shot in a familiar location... ajé gain´zoreille...” (Fern Silva)

Fern Silva, born 1982 in Hartford, Connecticut, creates films, videos, and other projected works. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His most recent works include: PASSAGE UPON THE PLUME (Egypt/Turkey 2011), IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, DARKNESS PREVAILS  (Brazil/USA 2010), SERVANTS OF MERCY (Portugal/USA 2010).

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