Jace Freeman–: Alum film on Haiti at Buskirk on 23 of January

Posted: January 19, 2011 by IUsec in Events

A new film festival that focuses on the ongoing social and economic needs of people in Haiti is scheduled for 1-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The Haiti Film Festival is presented by Indiana University’s Latino Cultural Center (La Casa) and the community group Bloomington for Haiti.

The next film in the festival lineup is When the Ground Stopped Shaking , a documentary about the effects of the earthquake, directed and edited by IU alumnus Jace Freeman (4:25 p.m., 42 minutes, 2010). Freeman graduated from IU Bloomington with a degree in telecommunications in 2006. A native of Carmel, Ind., Freeman now resides in Nashville, Tenn., where he co-founded a human rights-centered film production company, The Moving Picture Boys. When the Ground Stopped Shaking premiered in October 2010 as an official selection at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. The film depicts a community in Grand Goâve, Haiti, attempting to rebuild their lives just weeks after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. The intimate footage of this cinema-verité documentary presents a humanizing portrayal of the lives of families displaced by the earthquake and the aid workers sent to help with the relief operations. The film demonstrates how medical personnel and their patients meet challenges with humor and love amid the chaos of this life-altering event.



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