Just The Way It Was: Fernande Forte

Date: December 17, 1990

Source: S1615 , FV-104

Type: Moving Image

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  • One video recording. (VHS; 29 minutes) Just the Way It Was was a cultural group that exhibited Haitian and Jamaican culture, including dance, music, and storytelling. They also had a cable access television program in Miami. This was episode #10 of that series. Forte was a member, and here in an interview with Fuller, she describes her experiences as a Haitian storyteller. She discusses apprenticing under Liliane Louis (sponsored by the Florida Folklife Program), her family life, and life in college.

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