Zo Reken (2021)

Zo Reken, meaning “shark bone,” is the nickname given by locals to the Toyota Land Cruiser popular among the humanitarian aid organizations active in Haiti. Written and directed by Montreal-based filmmaker Emanuel Licha, this documentary follows a group of Haitians who take over a Zo Reken and transform it into a place of community. Foreign aid workers are no longer allowed on board as citizens of Port-au-Prince discuss their frustrations with the government and international aid in this 86-minute ride. 


Review by May Gezahegn

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Canadian connection

Montreal-based filmmaker Emanuel Licha (director and writer), Montreal-based cinematographer Étienne Roussy