Ouvertures — the first feature film by The Living and the Dead Ensemble1 — imagines the revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture as the first Haitian diaspore. Napoléon exiled in 1802, on the other side of the ocean, the ancient slave who had become a rebel General. He condemned him to icy French Jura, to an anonymous death without burial a year later. In Ouvertures, Toussaint travels once again across the ocean, but in the other direction, and returns to the Caribbean island today. He does not recognize it, nor do people recognize him. This is therefore a particular form of restitution that resists the fixing of the nationalist narrative. He is a vilified, wandering, fugitive hero, accompanying a new loop in the spiral of History.