Haiti: Kids Kino Project Brings Joy through Outdoor Movies


In the months following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, relief organizations have been clamoring to provide basic necessities like food, clean water, medical supplies and shelter to Haitians affected by the disaster.

Instead of supplies, one two-man volunteer team is providing something altogether different for Haitian children. TheВ Haiti Kids Kino Project, sponsored by the U.K.-based nonprofit art center Cube Cinema, is providing outdoorВ film screenings for Haitian communities. So far, volunteersВ Marko Wilkinson and David Fitzsimmons have shown popular films such as "Up" and "WALL-E" to hundreds of Haitian kids.

For the children, many of whom were traumatized by the earthquake and the experience of losing family members, friends and homes, attending a film screening is a welcome break from reality.


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