15 January

Eyewitness Accounts of the Earthquake from Ciné Institute Students

“I was at Ciné Institute at a meeting with Zaka and Frero to supervise their work (photo of a boat) on a project documentary about water. Suddenly I heard a big noise, and I saw Paula and Andrew jumping off their seats to take refuge under the threshold of the door. Zaka and Frero joined […]

15 January

AOL News Features Ciné Institute

AOL News Features Ciné Institute

School in Ruins, Haitian Filmmakers Get to Work By Dana Chivvis. The first video was posted by 11:30 p.m. last night. Keziah Jean’s footage shows people lying on stretchers, sitting in the streets, praying together, amongst a mess of bricks and dust and metal. With a steady voice, she narrates in French, describing the situation […]

14 January

Eyewitness Report of Destruction in Port Au Prince from Ciné Institute Director David Belle

Ciné Institute director David Belle flew from New York to Puerto Rico and then to Santo Domingo, then drove across Dominican Republic border to Hotel Oloffson in downtown PAP (Port au Prince). It is a drive that normally takes an hour and a half, but this time it took five hours. “Traffic totally snarled at […]

13 January

Le Jour du Seisme / The Day of the Earthquake

Le Jour du Seisme / The Day of the Earthquake

  Film by Ciné Institute student Simeus Fritzner. Includes the first footage during and immediately after the earthquake yesterday.

13 January

Ciné Institute Student Eyewitness Account: Vadim Janvier

“I certainly do not want to think this is a dream. I am a young Haitian Jacmelian age 26, it is the first time I have through lived such a horrible event in this city. I would have rather lived through three floods, it is as if I am in a deep sleep. I am a young person […]

13 January

Ciné Institute Student Eyewitness Account: Joel Pierre Louis

“I was afraid, I was afraid. After finishing our short movie, I went to help my friend Bougon because he was shooting in our neighborhood when this terrible catastrophe happened, which has put my city, the city of Jacmel, in mourning. Despite my fears, I went to help friends, people I didn’t even know. We […]

12 January

Jacmel Severely Damaged by Earthquake

Dear Friends, Jacmel was hit very hard by the massive earthquake.  Miraculously our Cine Institute team and students seem to all be alive. The town lost many many buildings and presumably many more lives.  In an urgent email from our school director, Andrew Bigosinski said, “There is no local rescue plan or capacity. No emergency food, water, […]

12 January

After the Earthquake: Destruction in Jacmel

After the Earthquake: Destruction in Jacmel

Latest photos of the earthquake aftermath in Jacmel and Ciné Institute’s reporting effort.  Photos by students of the Ciné Institute.

8 January

Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis Honored with Key to Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez gives county key to actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and Haitian Ambassador to the United States, his Excellency Raymond Alcide Joseph during the 5th Annual Haitian Independence Month Celebration. The Haitian Independence Month celebration is one of the Mayor’s Initiatives designed to promote interaction within our multi-cultural society, and to create understanding and appreciation amongst the different traditions […]

1 December

Spanish Film Festival

The Spanish Embassy in Haiti and FOKAL are organize a week-long celebration of Pedro Almodovar’s films at Ciné Institute in Jacmel. Join us December 4-13 2009!