|The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn|
|A group of musicians brings Haitian rara music to Brooklyn and reinvents it.|
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WATER (Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas, United States/Haiti, 2010; 52 min.) (Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas) Part carnival, part vodou ceremony, and part grassroots protest, Haitian “Rara” is one of the most breathtaking and contested forms of music in the Americas. The Other Side of the Water follows a group of young immigrants who take this ancient music from the hills of Haiti and reinvent it on the streets of Brooklyn. The documentary tells the story of an unlikely band that comes to speak for a larger community, and a music that manages to create a new meaning of home in the Diaspora.