t3ichef wrote in post #15708904
do you have more information on the documentary? im very close with a bunch of people from haiti. one of my good friends uncle's and cousins all were just approved to enter the united states, they showed up 3 weeks ago, airfare and everything were taken care of by my friend and her family, but they were/are in rough shape. we had a collection at work to get them clothes, food, school supplies...etc...so they could get themselves settled in.
either way im sure my friend and her family would be very interested in whatever you're working on.
I can provide with some quick background, but it's much more indepth. It's a multi-media documentary piece incorporating audio, photo, and video..with interviews etc.
We're focusing on tent cities in Haiti. The one we were at yesterday for example, Graceville Tent City, which is in Carrefour. After the quake, over a million people moved to tent cities. Many of them are technically on "private property" now people are being forcefully evicted which goes against many UN laws and human right laws. The one yesterday, the land is owned by a Pastor...now keep that in your head while I describe what happens there. The pastor put up a huge gate at the only way in and out. and LOCKED IT during hte recent hurricane, locking people in. 2 children died during that.
Also, this "pastor" hires rape gangs to go through the camp. if you don't want to have sex, your tent is destroyed. Also he has shot gun gangs who come through and just shoot at people.
There is much more to the story, but that's the gist of just ONE camp. There are over 500 in Haiti at this point.
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