An Excavation of Us


The shadows of Napoleon’s army fall upon their boat traveling through the mysterious cave named after Marie Jeanne, a female soldier who fought in the Haitian Revolution. It is this battle inside her cave that will become the most successful slave revolution in history.

An Excavation of Us screens on Saturday, March 16 at 9:30pm, preceding the feature film 1950: The Nationalist Uprising.

  • Director: Shirley Bruno
  • Country: Haiti
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 11 minutes
  • Year: 2017
  • Type: Short Films

Shirley Bruno

About the Director

Shirley Bruno is an Haitian-American director who holds an MA with Distinction from London Film School and an MFA with Mention from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She lives alternately between Paris, New York, and Haiti. Her films draw heavily from her heritageboth preserving and radicalizing her ancestral traditions and mythology. Shirley is the current laureate for the StudioPrix Collector, the annually awarded French prize created by esteemed video art collectors Isabelle and John-Conrad Lemaître. Her previous short, Tezen, screened at Third Horizon in 2017.

BAM Rose Cinemas

Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Date: March 16 2019

Time: 9:30 pm