Haiti – History In Motion

Posted by admin April - 28 - 2010 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

History in motion. That is what we captured. The time spent in Haiti shooting the documentary was unbelievable! When one decides to do something of this magnitude, you may think you know what you’re going to experience, but you truly have no idea. To experience the devastation while being in the midst of it instead of the comfort of your living room is two completely different things. i2BELIEVE spent the week filming in order to bring awareness to the current state of Haiti. Yes, we all know what happened during the earthquake, but unfortunately, after a few weeks, things tend to die down, especially when it’s not your problem. We wanted to show that there is still much to be done. We wanted to spotlight the strength and resilience of the Haitian people, their lives during the aftermath, and the true state of the country, not just what the media wants to show. Throughout it all, we were able to view the people continuing to live, and doing whatever necessary to make it work. We saw men, women, and children survive and make the most of what they had left. We were able to inhale the air and hear the music and voices singing songs throughout the day.

i2BELIEVE was also priviledged enough to be able to see some of Haiti’s most Elite areas. We wanted to shed light on the things that the mainstream doesn’t want you to see. We wanted to illustrate the wealth and potential of the country. Often time, Haiti is shown to be poor and distraught, which in some parts are true, but that occurs in some part of everywhere. What they fail to bring to the forefront is all of the positivity, beauty, wealth, and resources.

Throughout the week, we managed to take something from the surface point to the depths of our souls and that fueled an emotional connection and commitment to the country. We at i2BELIEVE, do believe that this country will be re-built and stronger than before! We truly enjoyed the process and have been forever changed! Thanks to all who supported us in the endeavor and look out for the documentary in the coming months.

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Haiti Documentary

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We are on our way to Ti Tanyen–the area of the mass grave sites. The road has been nonstop destruction; the most we’ve seen to date. There seems to be a semblance of organized construction effort. However, this is the first we’ve seen through our travels. Mostly, laborers armed with sledge hammers and picks-all pretty ineffective for the massive degree of demolition required. The amount of international aid that is truly required for coordinated rebuilding is mind boggling. A video will be posted tonight.

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Haiti – The Experience

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People talking. Children playing. Dirt on the streets. Rubble all over. Folks all around selling any and everything to earn funds. Singing. Dancing. Praying. Crying. Frustration. Anger. These are a few of the things and emotions that can be experienced by simply being amongst the Haitian people. As you look around, everything is so real that it becomes surreal. No longer can you change the channel and get away from the reality that exists. It is there and it. is. real. Despite the devastation, one thing that is easily noticed is the joy that remains within the people. They still have the strength to get up, start their day, overcome their struggles, sing, dance, laugh, and continue to live life regardless of the visual imagery that surrounds them. In the past few days, the i2BELIEVE crew braved the chaotic streets of Haiti and visited the mass graves where thousands of bodies were dumped and buried after the earthquake. They also were allowed into the morgue, the hospital, the tent cities, and the National Palace of the Republic of Haiti where they interviewed people and experienced the true essence of all that there is now. As i2BELIEVE continues to work on the making of the documentary, we will be displaying and updating photos of the process. As you view them, and because we’ve experienced it, we know that you’ll find your problems less magnified and open your mind and heart to the resilience of these people.

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About us

I 2 Believe was born shortly after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The goal of I 2 Believe is to aid the children of this broken nation because we believe that they are the future of Haiti. Through education, these children will be taught skills and given knowledge that will help to enhance their lives and, in turn, make the country better and stronger.