Since 2008, Mr. Kelani has been actively engaged in advising the Caribbean nation on how to build a sustainable local video film industry modeled after the successes of Nigeria’s own booming industry. During the course of his two week stay in Haiti, his second voyage there in the past year, Kelani held multiple screenings and […]
Haiti has no movie theaters. Sinema Anba Zetwal and Fast Forward Haiti provide free film screenings in Saint-Marc, on the central square of Port-au-Prince, a great community event of togetherness, culture, and entertainment. Sinema Anba Zetwal hired 12 Ciné Institute students to facilitate production of a summer long series of outdoor film screenings, we’re happy to give little kids in […]
Ciné Institute is partnering with Patricia Benoit, Edwidge Danticat, and Michele Marcelin to produce Stones in The Sun, also known as Ayiti Ayiti. “In the midst of increasing political violence, a young couple, two sisters, and a father and son are driven from Haiti to New York, where they must confront the truths of their interlocked […]
World Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, returns in May with a focus on Haiti—a country brimming with a rich and vibrant cultural life that is both fiercely original and stunningly universal. Presented in partnership with S.O.B.’S, the PEN World Voices Festival, Ciné Institute, The Maysles Institute, and with the guidance of Jonathan Demme, World Nomads Haiti, […]
Learning through educational audiovisual programming. Targetting 2,000 students each month, Ciné Klas provides media education for Jacmel’s public secondary schools through curated film screenings, critical discussions and integrated classroom assignments. In Sept 2009, Ciné Klas will expand to 4000 students through a sister program in Port-au-Prince.