Papa Machete; the Haitian machete fencing master!

When we watch a documentary we are always seeking that storytelling approach which will make us hooked us to it. The purpose of a documentary is to tell stories which are real. And to set you through the same emotions related to the story. Here in this documentary, we watch through the emotions of Papa Machete.


“Papa Machete” is a glimpse into the life of Alfred Avril, an aging subsistence farmer who lives in the hills of Jacmel, Haiti. He also happens to be a master of the mysterious martial art of Haitian machete fencing, also known as Tire Machèt. 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.  His struggle to keep it alive in the face of contemporary globalization.

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