Screening of Michèle Stephenson’s “Haiti: One Day, One Destiny”

We recently posted information about the upcoming 1st Annual Caribbean Women Writers Conference, hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of English, and Center for Women’s Development at Medgar Evers College (CUNY) to be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 10:00am to 6:00pm [see previous post 1st Caribbean Women Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College].

The conference’s unifying theme is ‘Transforming Silence: Memory, Remembrance & Resistance’ in the Narratives of Caribbean Women Writers. With this theme in mind, there will be a pre-conference screening of the short film Haiti: One Day, One Destiny by Michèle Stephenson on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the director. This event will take place at 6:00pm sharp at the EOJ Auditorium (in the new Science Building), located at 1650 Bedford Ave/Crown, Brooklyn, New York. The screening and discussion is free and open to the public.

About the film: In February 2010, nearly one month after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) sent Haitian born filmmaker, Michèle Stephenson, along with a team of media makers to Haiti to capture the stories of the survivors. In January 2011, on the one year anniversary of the earthquake, NBPC released “The Haiti Project” a multimedia website presenting the poignant stories of the country’s survivors from their own perspectives. The project includes Stephenson’s short film, Haiti: One Day, One Destiny, which interweaves these testimonials and is part of NBPC’s 2011 AfroPop television broadcast series.

About the filmmaker: For over fifteen years, Michèle Stephenson has produced and directed non-fiction film and new media, using her eclectic background and prior international experience as a human rights attorney to tackle stories on communities of color and human rights. In addition to documentary films, Stephenson has used video and the internet to structure human rights campaigns and train people from across the globe in video internet advocacy. Her work has appeared on PBS, Showtime, MTV and other broadcast, cable and digital outlets.

For more information on the screening, you may contact Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere at indisunflower@yahoo.com

For more information on the film, see http://blackpublicmedia.org/haiti

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