About this project
Nomadic Wax is proud to announce the continuation of our award winning "Democracy In.." series. In the tradition of our past projects, "Democracy in Dakar" and "Democracy in Paris," we are now in the 2nd production phase of a new film entitled "Democracy in Haiti."
[**Previous series: DemocracyInDakar.com & DemocracyInParis.com]
With almost 50% of Haiti's population under the age of 18, the perspectives and experiences of youth are extremely important, yet often ignored, in conversations about Haiti's political future. With the Presidential elections just around the corner and less than a year after January's earthquake, this is a very important moment in contemporary Haitian history.
In an effort to create the best and most accurate film possible, we have partnered with Pro Vision, a collective of young, hip hop generation filmmakers in Haiti. In addition, we have partnered with well-known Haitian hip hop artist/activist Vox Sambou in Montreal. Our team represents a diverse collection of artists, activists, and filmmakers both from Haiti, the Diaspora, and the US.
With the 1st round of the presidential elections scheduled for the end of November, we need your help to make this project possible. Today marks the start of a KICKSTARTER.COM fund-raising campaign to send our film partner Lena Jackson to Port Au Prince where she will meet our local partners and begin work on the 2nd stage of the film. Stage 1 of the film project was completed by Magee McIlvaine in October.
If you have a moment, please watch the trailer, donate and help spread the word to your friends and family. If you are interested in donating, we have included pledging information at the bottom of this message.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Nomadic Wax, Vox Sambou and ProVision
Film Website: http://democracyinhaiti.com/
Film Trailer: http://vimeo.com/16485871
Short Film Synopsis:
It’s been nearly one year since the devastating earthquake hit Port Au Prince and only a few days after a terrible cholera epidemic has threatened to spread throughout the country, and all the while, the world is watching Haiti and its search for a new leader. With nearly half of its population under the age of 18, the Haitian youth are being left out of this critical moment. The force behind ‘Democracy in Dakar’ and ‘Democracy in Paris,’ Nomadic Wax is working on a new story. Democracy in Port Au Prince will explore the current political situation from the heart and minds of its youngest, most vulnerable and under-appreciated citizens. From artists, activists, graffiti writers, and poets, the film will examine why Haiti’s youth have become so separated from main stream Haitian society and the democratic system.
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