Papa Machete introduces viewers to the esoteric martial art of machete fencing that evolved from the Haitian revolution through the practice and life of ‘Professor’ Alfred Avril, a poor, aging farmer who is one of the art’s few remaining masters. Teaching about the practical and spiritual value of the machete- which is both a weapon and a farmer’s key to survival- Avril provides a bridge between his country’s traditional past and its troubled present. The film documents his proud devotion to his heritage and his struggle to keep it alive in the face of bitter poverty.
Directed by Jonathan David Kane | Produced byA Third Horizon Film
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