One Day in Port-au-Prince puts you in the shoes of ordinary Haitians with extraordinary stories of the earthquake and its aftermath.
Combining stills and video with graphics and text, this multimedia experience transports you to the streets and tent cities of Haiti’s capital. The people featured tell their stories in their own words. Each story evokes issues centralto Haiti’s recovery.
Its release marks the launch of the Foundation’s Haiti in Focus campaign, which brings together our humanitarian, legal and journalist training programmes to provide joined-up support for Haiti's recovery throughout 2011.
It underlines the Foundation’s long-term commitment to Haiti, which began right after the quake with the launch of an Emergency Information Service for the affected population. That commitment continues with new programmes to help strengthen Haiti’s laws against sexual violence, train local lawyers and support Haitian journalists.
In October, Foundation journalists spent two weeks in Haiti meeting with government officials, women’s groups, aid agencies, lawyers and ordinary earthquake survivors to assess how our programmes might be put to best use.
During that fortnight, we got to know the people featured in “One Day in Port-au-Prince”. We hung out with them in the camps and streets, photographed them in their homes or workplaces and offered them a platform to tell their own stories.
We are still in touch with many, and would be happy to translate and deliver any messages from viewers who wish to respond to their
stories. Almost everyone we interviewed said they welcomed the chance to give the world an insight into their daily lives after the quake. To hear back would mean a lot.
To send a message, please leave a comment on the appropriate text portrait in the One Day in Port-au-Prince blog.