The Ciné Institute, based in Jacmel on Haiti’s southern coast, was completely destroyed in Tuesday’s earthquake. The Ciné Institute provided Haitian youth with film education and edutainment, technical training, and media related micro enterprise opportunities. It is now gone.
BUT…the students (all of whom survived) went back into the rubble of their building and found their cameras. And they are now shooting – making a visual record of Haitians (by Haitians) during this crisis.
What can we do?
The Institute relies on the support of individuals, organizations and film professionals from around the world to support a movement that harnesses the power of film to educate and create opportunity for Haiti’s youth.
Here’s a recent CBC News article on the filmmakers of Jacmel.