Haiti 2013, a documentary project in the village of Gramothe.
In the spring of 2013, I traveled with an adopted relative to her home country in Haiti to work and help out in a clinic in the lush mountain village of Gramothe, north of Port-au-Prince. It was a project organized by The Chance To Dream, under the leadership of Linda Shine Sheppard. A team of 13 volunteers attended 120 to 170 patients a day, with about 4 to 5 teams a year, traveling back and forth to Haiti. I had the opportunity to work with this team as well as document the project, focusing on medical aid, education and agriculture/sustainability. Eventually, the village of Gramothe will become all school and the clinic will move to another location. So often, Haiti has been depicted in the worst circumstances. My documentary is one about hope, perseverance and commitment, warm connections and beautiful souls.
Honorable Mention 2013 AX3
A couple of years after the devastating earthquake of 2010, I drove through the streets of Port-au-Prince, witnessing the issues the city is still dealing with. These are just a couple of impressions.