Toussaint Louverture, No White Hero, No Movie?

What? The Hero is Black? The Hero is Haitian?

Francois-Dominique Toussaint Louverture
Francois-Dominique Toussaint Louverture up in the sky!
It's a bird!
It's a plane!

Oh No! It's Toussaint! Toussaint Breda!

Some call him Toussaint L'Ouverture, others call him The Black Napoleon.

It's Toussaint, the little self educated black Haitian slave with no military experience who beat the living crap out of the white Emperor of the French, the white King of Italy, the white mediator of the Swiss Confederation, The white protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, The great and white Napoleon Bonaparte!

What the hero is a Black man? Hell No!

"It's a nice project, a great project... but... where are the white heroes?"

This is what the producers are asking American actor Danny Glover who is planning to shoot an epic black movie next year about the great Toussaint L'Ouverture.

"Toussaint," scheduled to be shot in Venezuela early next year, will star Don Cheadle, Mos Def, Wesley Snipes and Angela Bassett."The first question you get," Danny says to the press in Paris " is 'Is it a black film?' All of them agree, it's not going to do good in Europe, it's not going to do good in Japan... Somebody has to prove that to be a lie! Maybe I'll have the chance to prove it."

Apparently, this time the hero is a black man,

"Toussaint" is about Francois Dominique Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803), the Haitian slave who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte.

What? The Hero Is Black?

Toussaint Louverture, the first black leader in the western Hemisphere, is a former Haitian slave and one of the fathers of Haiti's independence from France in 1804, making it the first black nation to throw off imperial rule and become a republic.

This is Danny Glover's first project as a movie director and it is not a tiny movie, it is an epic film. An epic film is among the most expensive of films to produce.

When the hero is a White Man!

A good example of an epic war movie is Troy, an epic movie about the Trojan war. The only difference is the hero is Achilles, a white man, played by Brad Pitt.

Troy was nominated for an Oscar, it won 3 awards including the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, and was nominated 17 more awards including the Awards of the Japanese Academy.

Now the hero is a Black man, Can they dig it!

Haiti has been, for a long time, paying the price for standing up for liberty.

Haiti has been, for a long time, ignored and isolated for forcing the white man to lay down his whip and learn to respect the black man.

Haiti has been, for a long time, a threat to the world order for allowing the black man to stare at the white man in the eye as his equal.

Out of Haiti, the black Mecca, the single place on earth that every black man should visit at least once in their lifetime, which has for a long time been misrepresented and stereotyped as "The Poorest," a negative ad campaign set up to associate "BLACK" with "POOREST", was born a hero and the greatest black story ever told.

Now the question is: Can white movie goers sit in a movie theater and watch the black hero defeat the one of the greatest French generals who ever lived?

This is not science fiction, it is a true story.

The producers say "no way, not without a white hero!" This is the status quo, this is the world order, but NOT according to Haitian history books!

What do you say?

Mr. Danny Glover, go for it, do it, this great Haitian story has been buried for too long.

I am Woodring Saint Preux and I said it.

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Frenchboy Toussaint Loverture didnt only beat his White masters he beat the mulatto soldiers of... see more
Reply · May 13 at 7:02 AM
Reply · September 12 at 7:48 PM
Magda Dorleans I think it's a wonderful idea and it's about time. Haiti has a very rich history that I... see more
Reply · March 25 at 8:13 AM
Publicist Copy and paste the following link and click on YOU TUBE CHANNEL for a 4 minute clip... see more
Reply · March 18 at 4:18 AM
Publicist For a clip about THE LAST DAYS OF TOUSSAINT, copy and paste the following link and Click... see more
Reply · March 18 at 4:14 AM
Terraw You can see a clip of Toussaint's last moments in prison from the new short film "The... see more
Reply · November 28 at 4:17 PM
Lister I'm white and I would also contribute if I could. It's annoying that Hollywood makes... see more
Reply · June 18 at 2:31 AM
Isaac Gelin Hi everyone. I don't have any thing against the idea making a movie about the haitian... see more
Reply · June 12 at 4:09 PM
Justin I am praying that this movie gets made. I am a graduating senior and history major. This... see more
Reply · January 28 at 7:51 PM
Nashla Cher-frere Yes! Too many fellow Haitians are ashamed about their culture. I hope this movie will... see more
Reply · October 09 at 11:41 PM
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