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The tragic Parsley Massacre event took place in the Dominican Republic during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in 1937. The word perejil was used to identify and separate Afro-Dominicans from Afro-Haitians. The pronunciation of the Spanish word parsley (perejil) determined their fate. The genocidal event influences Haiti still today.

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English title / Parsley
Original title / Perejil
Keywords / violence, history, oppression, performances, genocide
Type / Single channel
Genre / political commentary
Country / Haiti, Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:18:00
Language / French, Haitian; Haitian Creole
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2017
Cast / David Difficile (Cinematographer), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Gasner François (Cinematographer), Gethcé Pierre (Composer), Sasha Huber (Director), Petri Saarikko (Director), Julius Salo (Editor), Le Centre D’Art / - (Producer), Gerry Sterling (Actor), Josué Duel (Actor), Eddy Bissainthe (Actor), Rubens Corneille (Actor), Gérald Bellevue (Actor), Jonathan Registre (Actor), Richard Etienne (Actor), Etienne Jean Stanley (Actor), André Miraklin (Actor), Théophilo Jarbath (Actor), Destin Derilus Best't (Actor), Gethcé Pierre (Actor), Vincent Benece (Actor), Antoine Godson (Actor), Sasha Huber (Actor), TAIKE / - (Funder), Artists’ Association MUU / - (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation / - (Funder), Fokal / - (Funder), Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso / - (Funder), Le Centre D’Art / - (Funder), Josué Duel (Script), Jonathan Registre (Script), Rubens Corneille (Script), Sasha Huber (Script), André Miraklin (Script), Gerry Sterling (Script), Richard Etienne (Script), Vincent Benece (Script), Gérald Bellevue (Script), Théophilo Jarbath (Script), Eddy Bissainthe (Script), Gethcé Pierre (Script), Etienne Jean Stanley (Script), Destin Derilus Best't (Script), Antoine Godson (Script), Sasha Huber (Author), André Miraklin (Dramaturgi), Petri Saarikko (Sound Design), Julius Salo (Sound Design)
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