Ciné Institute is Haiti’s only film school, providing Haitian youth with film education and edutainment, technical training, and media-related micro-enterprise opportunities. The Institute brings together local and international leaders in film and education to grow Haiti’s film industry. It firmly believes that Haiti’s future lies in the hands of its youth and aims to foster the economic and social revival of the nation by providing young people with access to a university film program and new employment opportunities. They integrate educational film screenings into classrooms of public schools, train aspiring filmmakers in all aspects of production, and develop and produce films of all kinds in partnership with students and graduates. Cine Institute consists of three divisions: training, employment and professional support.
To highlight the central role of local health practitioners in solving the most challenging health crises, the Abundance Foundation co-produced a film called Haiti’s Heroes. The film chronicles the story of Dr. Dubique Kobel, the medical director of the Partners In Health clinic in the Parc Jean-Marie Vincent settlement of more than 50,000 earthquake survivors. The film was produced in collaboration with students and staff at Ciné Institute and premiered at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
Watch the trailer here:
And the full film: