In Haiti – Le film.
An unique road trip. An unprecedented, genuine portrait of Haiti.
Filmed in Cap-Haitien, Hinche, Port-au-Prince and Petit Goave in 2008, two years before the devastating earthquake – world food prices were dramatically increasing and an UN peacekeeping mission was going on. The film is a record of pre-earthquake Haiti.
In Haiti follows the two filmmakers and friends, Florian Wiesner and Fabian Bohnet-Waldraff on a month-long road trip through the island. During their journey they get immersed in the different and complex aspects of haitian reality.
Instead of focusing on the usual poverty/violence topics seen in the mass media, the filmmakers present a colorful and deeper picture of the country and its people. The movie is also about road stories, improbabilities, impressions and anecdotes.
Some of the issues explored by this documentary are: The school and health system, the causes of deforestation and food insecurity. An insight is also given on the history of the country and the voodoo religion.
Thanks to everybody who worked on this project:
Sacha Nelson, Moritz Esser, Silke Jaspers, Jonas von Troschke, Leron Katsir, Larissa Wunderlich, Die Alte Blechnerei – Freiburg.
Special thanks to:
André Nelson, Cheramy, Claudette Leconte, Fanfan, Franz Leithold, Friedhelm Voigt, Guilma Augustin, Heike Drotbohm, Hubertus Thoma, Joachim Wiesner, Jörg Blum, Katia Masias, Marcel Brünet, Michèle Oriol, Monika Falkenberg, Myriam Torchon, Myriam Wiesner, Nicole Etienne, Niklas L. Cooper, Ralf Tauscher, Roller Saint-Pierre, Uwe Nüssle,
109 generous Kickstarter-Backers.
Florian Wiesner & Fabian Bohnet-Waldraff