Premiere in Vancouver of two new films on Haiti

Submitted by Roger on August 31, 2012 - 13:12
Date of the event

Haiti: Sounding the Conch Shell for Battle

Baseball In The Time of Cholera (27 min)

Wednesday, September 26, 7 pm
At Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 West Broadway (near Fraser)

Haiti: Sounding the Conch Shell for Battle, by Belgian director Anne Delstanche, tells the story of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake and aftermath through the voices of Haitians and the Cuban medical teams serving the country. The earthquake crushed an already devastated country but also saw the expansion of a large international solidarity movement. What forms of cooperation are developing now and with what results?

Baseball In The Time of Cholera, directed by American filmmakers David Darg and Bryn Mooser, depicts the devastating cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti in October 2010. It describes the effects of the epidemic on the lives of a group of baseball-loving children. The film is dedicated to the legal action by Haitians to win accountability from the United Nations for its role in the reckless introduction of cholera to the country.

Sponsored by the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association and Haiti Solidarity BC.
Admission $5. Proceeds will go to the Cuban Medical Mission in Haiti and to the legal action by Haitians seeking accountability for the cholera outbreak.

More information:
Haiti Solidarity BC: 778-858-5179 or canadahaiti@gmail.com
CCFA: 604-254-1350 or http://www.ccfacvancouver.ca