Haiti Optimiste: An Evening Celebrating New Cinema From Haiti
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM
New York, NY
Come join us for a night celebrating new Haitian cinema benefiting
HAITI'S ONLY FILM SCHOOL
The night will take a celebratory look at Haiti’s new cinema movement known as Jollywood, named after the town of Jacmel where the nation’s only film school is based. Founder of Ciné Institute, David Belle, will be joined by actor Ben Stiller, Academy Award winning Director Jonathan Demme and renowned Haitian journalist Michele Montas to present and discuss recent Institute films. Be a part of this riveting conversation and discover the work of Haiti’s rising young filmmakers while helping to support their future.
7PM Screening of Ciné Institute films
8PM Discussion with Ben Stiller, Jonathan Demme, Michele Montas and David Belle
8:30PM Le Skyroom Reception with Special Performance
Due to the generosity of supporters like you. Ciné Institute students receive a two year college education free of charge. 100% of event proceeds benefit student scholarships.
Thank you for continuing to help us to provide these vital and life changing dignified opportunities for Haiti's talented youth.
Download Cine Institute 2011 annual report HERE
Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) is a non-profit organization founded by Paul Haggis that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. APJ's immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare and dignity. The organization is committed to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership with the Haitian people. The model is simple: APJ believes in empowering local communities, fostering economic growth, and the power of education to change a nation.
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