Those of you in the New York area are encouraged to join us at Tribeca Cinemas tomorrow night. Tuesday, February 9th. A group of students and staff from CinĂ© Institute will be present.
Friends of CinĂ© Institute (FOCI) is a group of NY-based crew members, producers and filmmakers working together to support and rebuild CinĂ© Institute. Their coalition includes Jonathan Demme, Annika Grove, Lindsay Jaeger, Nora Killoran, Charlie Libin, Betsy Reid, Alec Sash, Emily Sklar, Nina Shiffman, and Tracy Anderson and Katy Finch of Brooklyn Workforce Innovations.
As of January 13th, FOCI has worked in partnership with numerous New York film vendors and crews to arrange a shipment of donated equipment to Jacmel. Their shipping container of donated generators, lights and film equipment-along with a collection of much-needed basic medical supplies and personal items – recently left Brooklyn and is expected to arrive in Haiti later this month.
Now they need your help to get a team to Jacmel. A volunteer team of NY crew members from Locals 600 and 52 will travel to Haiti to offload and set up the equipment from the container in a coordinated effort with CinĂ© Institute and other relief organizations in the city of Jacmel.
This is just the first of many important initiatives that FOCI will undertake in the near future on the behalf of CinĂ© Institute.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!