Haiti Amputees’ Story of Survival Will Premiere at Portland Film Festival This Weekend
This amazing documentary will show how the 2010 earthquake amputees helped Haiti overcome stigmas and prejudice. According to Yahoonews:
A documentary about hope and healing in the midst of the horrific aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake will be a featured presentation at the Portland Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Cinema 21(616 NW 21st Ave.).
“Unbreakable: A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti” tells the amazing story of children who not only recovered physically, but also helped recast the perception of the disabled in Haiti — a country that is often considered one of the poorest in the world.
“This film shows that when there is the will do so — both in terms of those providing aid and those receiving it — lives can be saved and transformed by a program that is truly sustainable,” said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson, executive producer of the documentary.
“The work of the dedicated medical staff and the unbreakable spirit of these Haitian young people — in circumstances most of us can’t imagine — are truly inspiring.” The film focuses on a segment of Haitian society that might easily have been ignored — the thousands of children who underwent emergency amputations in order to survive the shocking carnage that unfolded four and a half years ago. Not only did these young people survive, they thrived and formed an amputee soccer team that helped to change the hearts and minds of many Haitian people. – Continue Reading Here
These articles cant seem to report anything about Haiti without reminding people it’s one of the poorest in the world, although I understand why the statement was made, it still annoys me from time to time.