Haiti Rebuilds - A Journey of Hope| 24mins
Director: Students of CinÃ© Institute, Haiti & Jonathan Stack | Producer: UNDP
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Two years ago, over two million Haitians saw their lives change forever after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked their country, killing over 200,000 and displacing 1.5 million people.
The world reacted quickly, sending in aid and recovery teams, pledging money and support to rebuild a country that already experienced high levels of poverty and inequality.
Since the immediate earthquake aftermath, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working with the government of Haiti and a wide range of national and international partners, civil society organizations, and especially the affected communities, with Haitians at the center of the recovery process.
"Haiti Rebuilds," a 20-minute documentary was created by recently graduated students from CinÃ© Institute, Haiti's only professional film academy in the southern coastal town of Jacmel. It was co-produced by UNDP and mentored and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jonathan Stack.
The film depicts the reconstruction process through the lenses of young Haitians who have witnessed the earthquake's devastation but also the tremendous resilience of the Haitian people, taking the reconstruction of their country, and their future, into their own hands.