FilmAid Brings 2010 World Cup to Haiti


The Haitian Government, with the support of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINIUSTAH), in partnership with FilmAid International, Nocturne Productions, Tait Towers, Telemobile, Digicel, and PSI-Haiti, is bringing live broadcasts of the World Cup Games to Haiti for five weeks starting on Friday, June 11th. FilmAid will temporarily install large LED screens into the Stadium Silvio Cator, the national stadium in Port-au Prince in order to show the tournaments games live, in real-time, during the morning and afternoons, an unprecedented event in Haiti.

Throughout the duration of the games partner organisations will also screen public service announcements, feature films, music videos, and childrens' movies/cartoons along with live concerts featuring Haitian artists. Additionally, MINUSTAH will be coordinating with local soccer teams to hold informal matches in the stadium and neighboring areas. 

Films, sports, music and art transcend politics and can help heal the most damaged communities. Bringing the live broadcast of the World Cup to Port au Prince brings Haitians together and unites them with the rest of the world, while also reminding the world that Haiti still desperately needs its help and support.