Before moving out to California and launching Light & Memory films, I was given the opportunity to travel to Haiti to create a short documentary piece. I had no idea going into it how much it would mean to me and change my outlook on life.
When my roommate at the time, Jake, asked me if I wanted to go to Haiti to make a short film I was already saying yes before he even finished. The goal of the film was to create a piece for a charity based in the U.S. called Haiti Allies, whose goal is to empower the people of Haiti to help themselves and each other. One of their main projects is helping a school in Cite Soleil in Port Au Prince. Our connection at Haiti Allies and guide to Haiti, Bryan, recruited us to create this film so that he could show people here the real struggles that this school and its students face, but to also show the positive difference it was making in the community.
Please enjoy the film that Jake created from our time in Haiti. There are some tough things to watch in this so view at your own discretion, but there are many beautiful things in there as well.
The people that we met on this trip and the stories we were told will be something that I carry with me for the rest of my life. I am thankful everyday for this opportunity and would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you to Haiti Allies for this opportunity and the work that you do, Bryan Sirchio for being our guide and much more, Jake Groves for creating an amazing film and Allen Ackerson for helping out with everything!
I hope that you will consider checking out Haiti Allies and the work that they do. www.haitiallies.org/