Born in 1985 in Port-au-Prince, Gessica Généus quickly made a name for herself in Haitian cinema. At just 17, she earned her first role in Barikad (2002) The warm reception from audiences and critics alike won her instant popularity. Despite her fame, she continued to work as a translator for the United Nations before winning a grant to finish her studies at Acting International in Paris. Returning to her homeland, the actor switched to the other side of the camera with Nos visages (Our Faces, 2012), a series of short films highlighting the key figures of Haitian society, before turning her attention to voodoo in her first documentary, Le jour se lèvera (The Sun Will Rise, 2017). A multidisciplinary artist, Généus has also written a book Yon ti koze ak sè m (Conversations with My Sister, 2016) and released an album, ASE (2018). But major public attention came in 2021 when she presented Freda, her first feature fictional film, at the Cannes Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.