Magali Damas

MAGALI (MAGI) DAMAS (co-producer) has worked the past fifteen years in video production, festival organization, and civic activism. In 2004, she co-produced "The Cause of Pierre Toussaint," and co-directed a music video for Djarara which was featured on the national cable broadcast of "Democracy Now!" with Amy Goodman. As an Associate Producer at West Indies Productions, Haiti from 1998 to 2002, she has help produce and promote over forty music videos, commercials, and documentaries. She's currently the video coordinator for HaitiXchange.com,and works in a variety of production roles for Metrovision Production Group, NYC. From 2000 to 2002 she helped organized Haiti second largest festival "Gelee," in Les Cayes, as well as a Rara festival in Paillant. She works tirelessly to promote Haitian culture both here and in Haiti.

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The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn
Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas
2010, 52 min., Color/BW, US/Haiti
Part carnival, part vodou ceremony, and part grassroots protest, Haitian “Rara” is one of the most breathtaking and contested forms of music in the Americas. The Other Side of the Water follows a group of young immigrants who take this ancient music from the hills of Haiti and reinvent it on the st...

The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn (72)
Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas
2010, 72 min., Color/BW, US/Haiti
Part carnival, part vodou ceremony, and part grassroots protest, Haitian “Rara” is one of the most breathtaking and contested forms of music in the Americas. The Other Side of the Water follows a group of young immigrants who take this ancient music from the hills of Haiti and reinvent it on the str...


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