Filmmakers of Award-Winning Haiti Documentary the Road to Fondwa Release the Film for Free to Support Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
Miami, FL, January 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Following the devastating news of the unprecedented earthquake in Haiti, the team behind the award-winning Haiti documentary The Road to Fondwa have released the entire film as a free streaming download on the official website, www.fondwa.org.
The film has been made available for free to raise awareness about the extent of the devastation and to funnel donations to immediate disaster recovery efforts. 100% of the proceeds from DVD sales are being contributed to Yele Haiti, Partners In Health, and relief efforts in Fondwa.
The Road to Fondwa is the powerful story of a remote Haitian community that will not take no for an answer. Up against centuries of oppression, an unforgiving mountainous environment, decimated natural resources, and a centralized state government that offers little or no development assistance to rural communities, the people of Fondwa have taken matters into their own hands.
The film debuted in the U.S. in 2008 and has been accepted at film festivals throughout the country, including Boston International Film Festival. The soundtrack of the film, for sale with the DVD or separately, features a number of Haitian bands including Boukman Eksperyans, the only Haitian band ever nominated for a Grammy award.
The beautiful landscape of Fondwa as depicted in the film has been drastically altered by the earthquake; the village’s university, countless homes, and several churches and schools have been leveled by the natural disaster.
“What’s so tragic about these events is that those who have nothing have lost everything” said the film’s Executive Producer, Brian McElroy.
“We hope that the film will inspire people to learn more about Haiti and to become active in supporting the re-development of Fondwa and the entire country of Haiti” said the film’s Director, Dan Schnorr.
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