On January 12, 2010 Haiti was rocked by a major earthquake that devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas.
Hundreds of thousands died and 1.5 million Haitians were displaced and relocated into tented camps around the country.
FilmAid's first project in Haiti was a partnership with Cine Institute and Oxfam to create a short film about the needs of Haitians following the earthquake.
Soon after, FilmAid partnered with the IRC and IOM to create and screen films to provide information to newly homeless people.
Issues addressed in these locally produced, original, Creole language films included disease prevention, hurricane preparedness, sanitation practices, access to food, and property rights.
With the generous support of Disney and others, FilmAid was also able to screen family movie favorites providing joy to Haitians living in the camps, traumatized in the wake of the earthquake.
In the summer of 2010, FilmAid presented the World Cup in the capital's soccer stadium and later went on to screen the presidential debates alongside short informational films about voting rights.
10.2 million population
January 12, 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Port au Prince
293,383 houses badly damaged or destroyed
1.5 million people left homeless
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Programs ran from 2010 - 2011
Film content addressed disease prevention, hurricane preparedness, sanitation, property rights
200,000 people watched 2010 World Cup at FilmAid screenings
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