Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Adventure Video Of The Week: Baseball In The Time Of Cholera

By Adventure Lab Mountainfilm in Telluride recently announced their stable of films for 2012. One of the documentaries, Baseball in the Time of Cholera, makes a great case for telling one individual’s story to get at a bigger issue. The filmmakers behind the movie, David Darg and Bryn Mooser, started out documenting youth baseball in Haiti. They had come to the country in 2010 to work in the tents after the earthquake. As a break, for themselves and the local children, they started coaching a baseball team. As they began to film the team, a boy’s mother died of cholera. During their days in the tents, they saw the disease ravage the people. They quickly shifted their focus onto the boy, Joseph Alvyns. Here is what the filmmakers said about the decision in The Wall Street Journal: As we coached the baseball players, their […]

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