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