Haiti Film Festival

Posted: January 13, 2011 by IUsec in Events

Haiti Film Festival to commemorate earthquake anniversary, raise money for relief efforts
Indiana University’s La Casa and community-based Bloomington for Haiti announce an upcoming film festival to focus on the ongoing social and economic needs of people in Haiti. The Haiti Film Festival will commemorate the anniversary of the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and other communities in Haiti and left 1.5 million people homeless.
The Haiti Film Festival runs from 1:30-7:30pm on Sunday, January 23 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Information booths staffed by local organizations working in Haiti will be available from 2:30-7:00pm.
Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7.50 general admission. All admissions revenue will be donated to organizations working in Haiti to alleviate the humanitarian issues depicted in the films.
For more information on the festival and the schedule of films, visit http://bloomington4haiti.wordpress.com/events or write to bloomington4haiti@gmail.com.
Sponsors: La Casa, Provocate-Haiti, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Black Film Center/Archive, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, IU Cinema, Nadine Pinede and Erick Janssen, the Department of History, the School of Education, the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, the Creole Institute, Episcopal Campus Ministry, the Office of Multicultural Initiatives and Micheline Fleurant.

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