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The first and last king of Haiti
The royal couple of Haiti rode into their coronation to thunderous applause. After receiving his ornate crown, Henry Christophe ascended his throne, towering 20 meters in the air. But little did the cheering onlookers know that the first king of Haiti would also be its last. Who was this revolutionary? Marlene Daut details how a man enslaved at birth rose through the ranks to become king. [Directed by Cabong Studios, narrated by Bethany Cutmore-Scott, music by Matheus Wittmann].