Too Bright To See (Part I)
A short film preceding the feature THE BALLAD OF SUZANNE CESAIRE
Director Madeline Hunt-Ehrlich’s experimental narrative artwork Too Bright to See (Part I) draws on her extensive research on the legacy of Suzanne Roussi-Césaire, a writer and anticolonial and feminist activist from Martinique who, along with her husband, Aimé Césaire, was at the forefront of the Négritude movement during the first half of the 20th century. Roussi-Césaire would also become an important Surrealist thinker, influencing the likes of painter Wifredo Lam and writer André Breton. However, despite her critical contributions to Caribbean thought and Surrealist discourse, until recently much of her work was overlooked.
Too Bright To See (Part I) is currently screening at the
Perez Art Museum in Miami,
April 13, 2023 - January 7, 2024.