CinÃ© Institute invites you to watch the world premiere of ‘We Are The World 25 For Haiti’. The video, made with the participation of eleven CinÃ© Institute students and staff who travelled to Los Angeles and eight other students who worked on the shoot in Haiti; will air during NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics tonight, February 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Paul Haggis directed the video and CinÃ© Institute founder David Belle, co-directed the featured Haiti scenes with Doug Liman. David is also directing a 40 minute documentary about the entire production. CI Students, school Director Andrew Bigosinski and Hermes Marco helped shoot the documentary. They are now editing it in New York. Hermes also shot the Haiti scenes for the music video.
The recording of ‘We Are The World 25 For Haiti’ embodies the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Through the contributions of the new voices to this rendition of ‘We Are The World,’ and with the help of partners, the We Are The World Foundation will be committed to transparency and will help further the spirit of activism that was at the heart of the original song and movement.
The We Are The World Foundation, is a newly created not-for-profit organization founded by Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie. The Foundation is dedicated to raising money and to making grants to charitable organizations with meaningful and efficient relief and development programs that are responding to the continuing crisis in Haiti.