Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What Haitian Film Students Saw

Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti began as a film festival, offering hundreds of films from around the world free of charge to local audiences. It evolved into a full-service film school, offering Haitian youth training and production support for making documentaries, commercials, and feature films. Its educational mission was to empower the country's students with creative, technical and business skills that could nourish local media, provide jobs, and spur economic growth.

Then came the earthquake.

You've seen the images. You've seen the footage, on TV newscasts and online video reports. All by international journalists who descended on the devastated island.

Now see the videos that local film students shot, and uploaded to Vimeo.

Here's a sample:

Stories of Heroes

And here's a Grit TV video story about those Cine Institute students:

More Cine Institute Haiti coverage here.

Cine Institute film fest's YouTube Channel here.

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