On January 12th 2010, an earthquake devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and its outskirts. Subsequently, some Haitians living abroad decided to return to live in their home country to engage in its reconstruction process. What are the stakes of these returns?
At the intersection of search of identity and ideology of development, these documentary questions, through various life stories, return experiences and perceptions of Haitian returnees as well as their position in the development of their country.
Born in 1989 (27 years old) in Lausanne (CH) Aurélien Vallotton attended the preparatory year of the Ecole de Photographie in Vevey and then entered the Geneva Film School, where he obtained a diploma in Film Direction in 2010. In 2011, he was hired by the regional television “La Télé”, first as a cameraman and then as a director. In 2013, he joined the Swiss National Television (RTS) as a cameraman on a part-time basis, enabling him to continue his career as a television director, as consultant or as film director for his first documentary project: LAKAY SE LAKAY.