Haiti, and most Haitians, have been left behind. The country’s infrastructure is primitive and poorly maintained, there are few local industries and the country depends almost entirely on the importation of goods and foreign aid. Film, and the training required to make films, can offer Haitians access to the 21st century means of production, by providing entry to a universe of educational, technological and economic opportunities. Film and filmmaking breaks isolation, expands horizons, creates new skills and provides a voice to the previously unheard.
The Institute’s core programs accomplish the following:
Ciné Klas: increases students' enthusiasm for learning, enhances school curricula and improves student comprehension of subject matter.
Ciné Lekol: trains filmmakers and film technicians who each leave our program with the following experience and skills:
Ciné Services:: creates job opportunities for students and graduates who utilize the Institute’s production equipment and post-production studios to produce commercial media such as wedding videos, corporate commercials, Public Service Announcements, music videos, television documentaries, talk shows, soap operas and feature films.
Thriving film industries exist outside of Hollywood. India’s Bollywood and Nigeria’s Nollywood generate billions of dollars, providing tens of thousands of jobs. Filmmaking can reduce poverty.
We seek to foster a movement that harnesses Haiti’s rich culture and empowers its talented youth to create a vibrant Afro-Francophone film industry targeting audiences in the following countries:
Total Afro-Francophone Population worldwide
Source: Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie + French National Institute of Statistics and Economics