“In titling the film ‘Poto Mitan’ the filmmakers extended the vocabulary that we have attached to the strength of Caribbean women, the matrifocal or mother centeredness of the anthropological text now expanded into another more complex and valuable visual metaphor that can take Caribbean feminist consciousness and feminist theorizing to greater heights and depths. Both the sound of the women’s voices, the messages they bring and the music of Haiti that accompanies this very well executed film carries you effortlessly into the world of the five women, through them into the lives of all Haitian women like them, around the Poteaumitan form which they operate and continue to hold up their portion of the sky.

-Patricia Mohammed, Professor of Gender & Cultural Studies, UWI, St. Augustine Trinidad

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