17 Year Locust film still showing the young Haitian man Renee putting in earbuds, green trees surrounding him.

17 Year Locust

A short film about an unlikely crossing of paths with one common connection: the French language.

Winner of the 2020 CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant, 17 Year Locust is a story of a struggling Haitian immigrant in South Louisiana who takes a job as a caregiver to a dying woman. The woman shares with him a secret that casts a haunting shadow on the American life that he has desperately been pursuing and questions the native French culture he is on the verge of shedding.

Year

2020

Team

Makemade
Parlance Films
Trevor Navarre

DISCIPLINE

Film Production
Sound Design

17 year locust film still showing the young Haitian man Renee sitting in a park as a security guard approaches
17 Year Locust film still showing the young Haitian man Renee sitting in a park, looking up at someone out of frame
17 Year Locust film still showing the young Haitian man Renee speaking on a cell phone
17 Year Locust film still showing the young Haitian man Renee walking beside a rural road.
17 year locust film still showing an older sickly woman from Louisiana in bed visiting with a young Haitian man sitting in a chair beside her.
17 year locust film still showing an older sickly woman from Louisiana in bed holding hands and visiting with a young Haitian man sitting in a chair beside her.
17 Year Locust film poster

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