MINUSTAH volé kabrit
by Rachel Smith and Tony Gannon
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Saturday, March 27, 7:00pm
Art for Change, 1699 Lexington Avenue, Lower Level
Special Guest Filmmaker Panel: Tony Gannon, Editor; Leslie Norville, Producer (Ciné Institute, Development Director); Vinci Jean Baptiste, Videographer (recently returned from filming in Haiti)
Art for Change is pleased to present MINUSTAH volé kabrit, a documentary film work-in-progress directed by Rachel Smith and edited by Tony Gannon. This film examines the presence of today's UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, prior to the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Acclaimed by the international community for restoring peace to a nation ridden with violence, perceived by the population as a racket for making money off of the country’s problems, and critiqued by human rights investigators for inaction and excessive use of force, this film explores the complexities of foreign intervention through the eyes of peacekeepers and residents of the infamous slum where they have been most actively engaged. As multiple perspectives are woven together, the film speaks to an important story of conflict and of hope, revealing an unexpected portrait of a place where chaos is the only norm.
The screening of MINUSTAH volé kabrit is in conjunction with the group art exhibition, Haiti: Beyond Mountains There are Mountains, presented by Art for Change. The exhibition will be on display at Art for Change March 5 - April 10, 2010. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6pm, and open during special events. Art for Change is a non-profit (501c3) organization that provides a forum for creating innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice. For more information on the art exhibition or film screening, please contact Alyssa Fridgen at 347-804-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Art for Change, please visit our website:www.artforchange.org.