Haiti Engagement

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In collaboration with Haitian and international partner organizations, the Haitian stories are being used to engage people in local and international communities and institutions in dialogue and actions.  Broadcasts, press coverage, and the outreach capacity of the NGO collaborators are being used to expand the public’s knowledge of effective aid and disaster response.

The screening and dialogue strategy is expanding on the model piloted during CSFilm’s Afghan project.  The Afghan-made films were the centerpiece of congressional briefings in collaboration with organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and were shown to legislators, congressional committees and government departments.  The films were used to stimulate dialogue at venues including the US Institute of Peace, the World Bank and the Asia Society and at 148 community, university and film events across the country.

Next Steps

  • We are looking for individuals, schools and organizations in Haiti and the US to use the films for education and advocacy campaigns;
  • Our Haitian partners are asking for training in video editing.  We are working to raise the funds to implement this as well as a three year engagement plan to further strengthen Haiti’s video journalism and documentary film making capacity. Please contact us if you would like more information about this work and the required support.