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Diversity and Inclusion

Actor Jimmy Jean Louis Joins Caribbean Cinema Festival 2014

February 5, 2013 at 10:00amFebruary 9, 2013 at 5:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

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Jimmy recently portrayed Toussaint Louverture, the 18th century leader of the Haitian Revolution, in a film about and named after this extraordinary Haitian hero. The role has been his most important French language film to date and has won him the BEST ACTOR award at the Pan African Film Festival, the Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival & Vues d’Afrique and the International Film Festival in Canada. He was also nominated BEST ACTOR at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012.

Haitian born Jimmy Jean-Louis embodies the « rags to riches » story, growing up in the slums of Petion-Ville, Haiti, to becoming an international actor and Hollywood celebrity. His amazing story could have ended there, but while continuing to pursue his acting career, Jimmy shifted his focus to rebuilding his homeland, ravaged by the 7.0 earthquake on January 12th, 2010.

Jimmy has had an international career since 2006, acting in films produced in France, England, Indonesia, USA, Nigeria, Ghana and Mexico. His international appeal is due greatly to his fluency in 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Creole. His international credits include a starring role in A Butterfly Kiss with Italian star Valeria Golino, the French comedy, Coursier, by director Herve Renoh, Sinking Sand from the Ghanaian award winning director Leila Djansi and the Nigerian produced Doctor Bello. He will also be in “Misere” with Gerard Depardieu, and in the upcoming film,Yefon, by Kevin Natera’s, a “Nollywood” production (colloquial name of the Nigerian film industry; the second largest film industry in the world).

This event was published on March 25, 2021.

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