Conversations with the Living: The Haitian AIDS Crisis

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Archive for September 2011

CWTL Crew Q&A: Gregory Cassagnol on why he got involved with the documentary

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What made you decide to do this film?
It was an opportunity to shed light on the HIV crisis and the systemic flaws in Haiti’s infrastructure to people who were non-Haitian. The media perceptions of Haitian culture have been viewed through a skewed lense throughout my lifetime; often in direct opposition to my living experience as a Haitian American. “Conversations With The Living” is my personal contribution towards projecting an honest and unbiased view of a medical and social condition that deeply affects the land of my ancestors.

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September 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

CWTL Fundraising Update: Tomorrow night in Cambria Heights!

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We’re setting up a table at a Haitian stalwart in Cambria Heights in the middle of Lil’ Haiti. Thanks to the generosity of Wilfrid Paul, we will have a table set up at the Brasserie Creole starting 10pm. We’ll have informative materials available and our lovely promotional trailer looping on our laptop so that everyone can see what we’re up to. If you’re in the area, pop by and say hello. In the meantime, here is more info on our gracious hosts: http://www.brasseriecreole.com/

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September 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

A Look Back: In the streets of Port-au-Prince

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As donors decrease global health funding, it’s time for us to increase the volume in the need for more. Help us scream! http://ow.ly/6qSjS

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September 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm

CWTL Crew Q&A: Why is Haiti important?

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Marc Landas (Director)

Haiti is important for various reasons. From a historical sense, Haiti was the first free former slave nation. It won its independence only to become economic slaves thanks to concerted efforts by colonial powers. It’s a fact. People who want to dispute it should brush up on their history first. Seeing Haiti solvent, stable, and self-sufficient is in the world’s best interest from a moral and human standpoint. In a very simple sense, Haiti is important for the same reason all countries are important. There are people in need. Human beings. It’s a matter of compassion and caring for fellow human beings.

Help us get back to Haiti and tell our story. Go to http://ow.ly/6kTA2 and Join the Conversation! Donate now!

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September 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

A Look Back: Inauguration du Mausolée de Pétion et de Dessalines

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As donors decrease global health funding, it’s time for us to increase the volume in the need for more. Help us scream! http://ow.ly/6qSjS

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September 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

CWTL Crew Q&A: Why did you choose to go with Indie Go Go to raise funds for the documentary?

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Marc Landas (Director)

Because crowd sourcing is the future of micro-financing films and their business model works best for us. It allows us to interact with our donors/followers and build lasting relationships with them. All too often, fundraising can be impersonal or too formulaic. We will be regularly updating our donors with news, videos, and pictures of the documentary in progress.

Help us get back to Haiti and tell our story. Go to http://ow.ly/6kTA2 and Join the Conversation! Donate now!

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September 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

A Look Back: Market Place in Haiti

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As donors decrease global health funding, it’s time for us to increase the volume in the need for more. Help us scream! http://ow.ly/6qSjS

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September 25, 2011 at 9:00 pm