'Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?' : Vancouver BC / Washington state film tour, Jan 9-11, 2013

Submitted by Roger on December 4, 2012 - 13:33
Date of the event

Screenings of the 55-minute film, Haiti: Where Did The Money Go? with Director Michele Mitchell, in Vancouver BC and Bellingham and Seattle WA, Jan 9, 10, 11, 2013. Screenings followed by panel discussions, including guest participation by Nicole Phillips, direct from Haiti, staff attorney with Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

Vancouver BC:
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:30 pm
At VanCity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street)
Tickets $11. Buy them online at http://www.viff.org/theatre/tickets-memberships
Presented by: Vancouver International Film Festival, Film At Eleven, Haiti Solidarity BC, Canadian Cuban Friendship Association

Also in Vancouver at the following university seminars:
* UBC: Jan. 9, 1 pm-3 pm, at Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive http://las.arts.ubc.ca/news-and-events/
* SFU: Jan. 10, 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm, at Harbour Center, Room 2270, 515 W. Hastings St. http://www.las.sfu.ca/events

Bellingham WA
Thursday, Jan 10, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
At Pickford Film Center, Limelight Cinema, 1410 Cornwall St.
Presented by: Pickford Film Center, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Seattle WA
Friday, Jan 11, 2 pm-4pm,
At University of Washington, room tba
Presented by: Department of Global Health

Jan 11, 7 pm-9:30 pm
At Meaningful Movies, 5019 Keystone Place, N. Seattle (Wallingford)

* Film tour inquiries: canadahaiti@gmail.com, or 778 858 5179 (Vancouver)
* More information on the film, plus all screening and broadcast listings here:

"Punches way above its weight, as the best independent documentaries do... Restores the honor of the great muckraking tradition of digging for answers long after the rest of the media has abandoned the scene." -James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

People in Canada and the U.S. donated more than $1.6 billion after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. What happened? Filmmaker Michele Mitchell went to Haiti to find the answer.

What she found was the big business of emergency aid. Three years following the earthquake of January 12, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Haitian are still living in squalid survivor camps and cholera is an ongoing menace. Some say that what is happening is little more than disaster profiteering. Others say relief organizations (some 10,000 international aid groups and charities) are doing the best they can under very difficult circumstances.

Haiti: Where Did The Money Go? takes viewers from crowded homeless camps to the boardrooms of relief organizations, talking to survivors, anthropologists and aid experts to explore how disaster aid works.

Later screenings:

Montreal QC
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 7 pm
At Cinema Politica,

Kelowna BC
Sat. Feb. 16, 7 pm.
At Okanagan College. Hosted by World Film Festival, Kelowna BC.

White Rock BC
Saturday, Feb 23, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
At White Rock Social Justice Film Society, 15385 Semiahoo Ave. (First United Church), White Rock BC