After the Quake tells the story of Dr. Lisa Denny and her return to Haiti as a repeat volunteer in the wake of the catastrophic Léogâne earthquake.
After the Quake tells the story of Dr. Lisa Denny, an American family practice physician fluent in Haitian Creole, and her return to Haiti as a repeat volunteer in the wake of the catastrophic Léogâne earthquake of January 2010.
The short documentary film will focus on what drives Dr. Denny’s volunteerism and how her previous experiences in Haiti affected her decision to return to the Caribbean nation. After the Quake will unfold against the rich background of Haiti’s own past—its struggle for self‐determination and its long and varied history of colonization, settlement, and political upheaval.
Carefully crafting an objective narrative that portrays volunteers, Haitians, and the aftermath of the horrific earthquake, the film will serve as a learning tool to help improve cross‐cultural understanding for future participants in one of the greatest humanitarian efforts in the last decade.
Where the money goes
Your donations go directly towards transportation to Haiti and on the ground expenses while filming there. Donations above and beyond that amount will be used in later stages of production so that this film can be seen by the widest audience possible. If there are additional funds left at that point they will be donated to Save the Children, a non-profit charity working in Haiti for the last 32 years.
Keir Moreano - Executive Producer
Keir Moreano is a New York Times acclaimed documentary filmmaker, with broadcast credits with PBS, HBO, and the Community Channel U.K. He has produced three feature-length documentaries: As the Call, So the Echo (2008), Unspooled (2007), and The Meaning of Tea (2007), and several short films with volunteer organizations including, HOPE Ethiopia, Medrix, and Global Learning Across Borders.
Beau Gunderson - Director/DP
Beau is an experienced photographer and technical supervisor for the film & television industry. He has collaborated extensively with Executive Producer Keir Moreano on several projects and is currently working on a travel journalism piece that catalogues his solo motorcycle trip from Seattle to Panama in 2008.
Erika Houle - DP
Erika is an NYU film student and experienced DP/producer for independent film.
For more information
▪ Léogâne - Wikipedia
▪ Léogâne: A lost town at the Haiti earthquake epicentre - Mirror.co.uk
▪ Barrington Family Medicine - Lisa's medical practice
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