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Haiti has always had a big place in my heart. After the January 2010 earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation, I had the incredible privilege to live inside an internally displaced people camp and write about what life is really like for families there (click here to read those articles).
That is why I was so excited to learn about the work of a friend of mine, Jace Freeman. Jace, a talented documentary filmmaker, also spent time within Haitian refugee camps after the earthquake. And while I used writing and photography to try and capture what I was experiencing, Jace used film.
Trying to describe Jace’s film-making style is difficult. It’s a bit like… well, like you’re actually there.
But wait… Why am I telling you all of this? Why not just show you?
Jace and his co-producer Sean Clark have just released their 14-minute short documentary, The Country Club and have given us permission to embed it right here on World Next Door!
I encourage you to take a few moments to focus in and let the story of one 12-year-old boy open your eyes. After you watch it, take a look at the Next Steps below to learn more.
- Without giving too much away, I'll let you know that Jace and I are talking about a potential collaboration between his film company, the Moving Picture Boys and World Next Door. If you want information about how to help us make that happen, shoot me an email.
- DVDs of The Country Club are available for as much or as little as you'd like to contribute. This is a great way to support Jace and Sean. Click here.
- Get connected with The Moving Picture Boys. You can follow them on Facebook or on Twitter.
About the Author: Barry is the founder and director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.