As the movie plays out the initial enrapturement begins to morph from something a little less invigorating into a gentle sweetness, a little more familiar. The sights start to become more recognizable and predictable, comforting in a way. It is no less beautiful, but becomes a peaceful love as those who have been in love for some time rest together with no pressure to speak; in the same way you can rest, smiling at the goat grazing next to the pig in a pile of unidentifiable discard.
Out of the window there is now a sea of sugarcane plants bordered by coconut trees sprinkled with yellow and green fruit. There are hills in the background and glimpses of the Caribbean sea. This is the Haiti we don’t hear about, the Haiti that does not have a voice or presence in most media and news reports. It is truly beautiful, peaceful, resting and tropical. There are farmers and children going about their morning and though they are desperately poor they smile and there is a sense of peace.