Danny Glover's Haiti Film Postponed
Caracas, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina)
Venezuela has postponed for 2009 the shooting of a film on Haitian independence
hero Toussaint-Louverture, which is to be directed by American actor Danny
According to Villa del Cine chairwoman Lorena Almarza there is prejudice by US
and European producers, who have not contributed the money.
Venezuela would contribute 3.8 million dollars, which were approved by the
In statements to the Bolivarian News Agency, Almarza pointed out that the
script remains unchanged, as well as production agreements in the country, with
participation of 50 percent of Venezuelan professional, technical or artistic
The agreement says that 30 percent of the cast and 100 percent of the extras
will be Venezuelan.
Almarza added that big producers are not interested in producing a film dealing
with an anti-slavery movement.
Glover himself admitted he is having problems to raise funds, because big
producers are complaining about "Toussaint" being "a black film."