January 12th 2020 Special Event at Vera Project in Seattle, on the Tenth Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on Jan 7, 2020

Local Haitian organization Kay Tita partners with The Vera Project, Konbit Cafe, Breach Barista Collective and One Hundred For Haiti to remember the community and the people affected by the 2010 Earthquake. 

Kay Tita has curated a series of Haitian films guaranteed to leave a mark on our hearts and to keep Haiti and the communities always on our minds. The series is paired by two first responders, David Pierre-Louis (Kay Tita Executive Director) and Greg Bennick (One Hundred For Haiti Executive Director). Come early and enjoy, Haitian Coffee and Pastries served by the team at Konbit Cafe ( Kay Tita’s first community cafe a space dedicated to supporting the work they are fostering throughout Port-au-Prince)

11:00AM – KONBIT CAFE OPEN
Enjoy Haitian Coffee & specialty concocted drinks prepared by the team from the Breach Barista Collective paired with Haitian inspired treats.  

12:00PM – LALO’S HOUSE [FILM]
Inspired by true events. After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage.
Run Time: 26 minutes 

12:30 – DIABLOTIN FESTIVAL [FILM]
Why would 5 & 8-year-old Haitian children climb to a remote cave to pledge their allegiance to a baby bird called “the little devil”? After years of hard work, the rural Haitian community of Boukan Chat has adopted the Diablotin (Black-Capped Petrel) as a symbol of their resilience. In partnership with humanitarians, conservationist, biologists, educators, filmmakers, and soccer players this community produces an annual festival in honor of the bird on the brink of extinction that lives alongside them. The celebration includes a difficult climb for next Haitian farmers (5-8 years old) to meet the next Diablotin chic’s in annual sign of solidarity
A Soulcraft Allstars original
Run Time : 9 minutes 

12:40 PM – HAITI MY LOVE [FILM]
High in mountains of Haiti in one of the last remaining forests two families struggling to survive, one is family of birds on the brink of extinction and one is a family of farmers struggling to feed their children. Haitian Biologist Anderson Jean tells a poetic story of this rural community’s resilience and their connection to the bird called the Diablotin (Black-Capped Petrel) that chooses this country and this community as it’s home. This film was made for the community of Boukan Chat, Haiti and first screened in that community in Creole.
A Soulcraft Allstars original
Run Time : 9 minutes

1:00 PM – KENBE FEM [FILM]
Follow David Pierre-Louis, a mission-driven, Haitian-American entrepreneur based out of Seattle, WA as he journeys to find his mother in Haiti after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake of January 12, 2010. While immersed in the ruins, he fights to fill the gaps left by the Haitian government & various NGOs.
A TALK BACK WITH MARK GOODNOW & DAVID PIERRE-LOUIS
Run Time: 50 minutes

2:30 PM – EARTHQUAKE FIRST RESPONDERS – WHERE ARE THEY NOW
AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH GREG BENNICK, Executive Director of One Hundred For Haiti and DAVID PIERRE-LOUIS, Executive Director of Kay Tita 

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