Edwidge Danticat has lent the rights to her short story “Caroline’s Wedding” to be adapted into a feature-length film. The project is currently in its developmental phase, and writer/director Easmanie Michel is trying to raise money on Kickstarter to get it started.

The story is the last piece in the author’s 1995 collection “Krik? Krak!” and focuses on the cross-generational conflicts that arise in a Haitian family when the narrator’s sister marries a non-Haitian man. 

This is the second time that there’s been talk of Danticat’s work hitting the big screen. A film adaptation of her novel “The Dew Breaker” was previously in the works with HBO, and talk had it that Danny Glover and Chiwetel Edjiofor were lined up for the project. But there’s been no update on that project in a while. 

Here’s Michel’s pitch on Kickstarter:

(Shadow and Act)

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