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What if a Documentary Film Went to Hell?

On January 3, 2012, award winning filmmaker Benjamin Meade and musician Danny Cox traveled to Haiti in an attempt to bring American Roots Music to a small village on the Northwest Coast. They found themselves stuck in an a poor lawless culture under extremely dangerous and life threatening conditions. To further complicate things, the trip was sponsored in part by a missions organization dead set on religious conversion of the Haitian people in the midst of the starvation, disease and mental illness. Much of images captured in this film were shot in places and of subject matter that even Haitian people never experience. Although the music is incredible and the scenery breathtaking, the omnipresent danger to the crew and horrific images of the people were enough to send any person over the edge. Now 10 months later recovered from PTSD, filmmaker Meade is ready to go into post production with the film Haiti: Optimistic Chaos. With help of his wife Jane the film will ready March 1st. There will not be a film anything like this for a long time.....Guaranteed.

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All of the pre-production and production has been completed. This project simply needs funds for completion and distribution. Because of the content of this film, distribution is expected to be quick and complete. Benjamin Meade's films have played at more than 147 film festival worldwide including, International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), Sundance, HOTDOCS, Toronto, Sante Fe, Taos, Zagreb, Copenhagen, Berlin, Perth Australia, Montreal, Austin, Sidewalk, No Dance to name a few.
Past films have been distributed by BRAVO!, The Sundance Channel, IFC, TROMA, Pathfinder Pictures and multiple foreign markets.

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