January, 21, 2013
Montreal premieres of ‘Haiti:
Where Did The Money Go?’ & ‘Baseball In The Time Of Cholera’
Co-presented by: Cinema Politica Concordia, Canada Haiti Action Network, Rézistans Haïtienne
- When: Monday, January 21, 7 pm
- Where: Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC
- Cost: Suggested donation $2-5
This special screening will feature a panel discussion following the film with special guests:
* Jennie Walker (co- producer of ‘Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?)
* Marie-Célie Agnant (Haitian writer, poet, novelist and political rights advocate)
* Didier Berry (filmmaker, sociologist and activist with MBETV.com).
HAITI: WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?
A doc that asks the pivotal question—why did so much money buy so little relief? And why are so many still living in squalor?
SYNOPSIS: In the United States alone, half of all households gave a total of $1.4 billion to charities, yet almost two years later more than half a million people still live in squalid camps. Only a few have access to drinking water. Sanitation is woefully inadequate. Malnutrition and cholera are on the rise. What happened?
BASEBALL IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
: An intimate look into the fight for survival and justice among cholera victims in Haiti.
SYNOPSIS: As the cholera epidemic rages in Haiti, the UN denies responsibility for introducing the disease despite mounting evidence. This is the story of Joseph, a young baseball player, and a Haitian lawyer fighting for compensation for the victims. As the epidemic spreads, the two stories intersect in the struggle for survival and justice.