Parsley

Sasha Huber

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.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:18:00
Type
Tags
Original Title
Perejil
English Title

Parsley

Production Countries
Haiti,Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sasha Huber (Author), David Difficile (Cinematographer), Petri Saarikko (Cinematographer), Gasner François (Cinematographer), Gethcé Pierre (Composer), Sasha Huber (Director), Petri Saarikko (Director), André Miraklin (Dramaturgi), Julius Salo (Editor), Le Centre D’Art (Producer), Sasha Huber (Script), Destin Derilus Best't (Script), Gerry Sterling (Script), Gethcé Pierre (Script), Eddy Bissainthe (Script), André Miraklin (Script), Vincent Benece (Script), Rubens Corneille (Script), Richard Etienne (Script), Gérald Bellevue (Script), Etienne Jean Stanley (Script), Josué Duel (Script), Théophilo Jarbath (Script), Jonathan Registre (Script), Antoine Godson (Script), Julius Salo (Sound Design), Petri Saarikko (Sound Design), Sasha Huber (Actor), Etienne Jean Stanley (Actor), Théophilo Jarbath (Actor), Josué Duel (Actor), Jonathan Registre (Actor), Destin Derilus Best't (Actor), Antoine Godson (Actor), Gérald Bellevue (Actor), Gerry Sterling (Actor), Eddy Bissainthe (Actor), Vincent Benece (Actor), Rubens Corneille (Actor), Richard Etienne (Actor), Gethcé Pierre (Actor), André Miraklin (Actor), Artists’ Association MUU (Funder), Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso (Funder), Fokal (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Le Centre D’Art (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder)
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Sasha Huber (CH/FI) is a Helsinki based multidisciplinary visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage. She works and presents her work internationally and is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, she uses and responds to archival material within a layered creative practice that encompasses performance-based interventions, video, photography, and collaborations. Huber is also claiming the compressed-air staple gun, aware of its symbolic significance as a weapon while offering the potential to renegotiate unequal power dynamics. Huber works regularly in a creative partnership with her partner artist Petri Saarikko. She holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and is presently undertaking practice-based PhD studies.