Charlie Libin, cinematographer and member of Friends of Ciné Institute (FOCI), took the opportunity during his trip to Jacmel to help distribute and set up relief supplies and equipment, to teach a cinematography class on how to shoot an action sequence. The class shot a portrait of Christophe an ATV four wheeler racer and owner […]
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 […]
Bilingual writer and director Paxton Winters gave a fantastic workshop on how to direct non-professional actors. Speaking fluent Turkish, Paxton directed the final season of the hit police/ mafia drama series, Alacakaranlik (Twilight) in Istanbul, Turkey. “When not working on his own projects, he can be found in Jacmel, Haiti teaching (and learning from) the […]
Playwright and novelist Gary Victor is one of Haiti’s most read authors. An agronomist by training, Victor has contributed to the world of Haitian arts and letters in every genre, from journalism to novels to plays. His prolific, acclaimed work interlaces an irreverent, satirical perspective on Haitian society with Vodou-inspired magic realism. Gary Victor came to […]
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.