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Haiti God Willing

Vincia, Mirlande, Lucie, Yvette and Samanta live in Port-au-Prince in Haiti. After the earthquake that occurred in 2010, they gathered on a piece of land supposed to be a refugee camp. There, on this desolate land, they had to wait for three long years before being finally taken care of and rehoused in their place of origin.

Elsa Dafour began shooting in 2012, and her film has been following for three years the trajectory of those women, victims and friends. They tell us how vulnerable they were in the camp, how long they had to wait to be rehoused, enduring international silence, and finally how they came back to their home, willing to rebuild their lives.

  • Elsa Dafour
  • Elsa Dafour
  • Eric Prunier
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    52 minutes 30 seconds
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    January 15, 2015
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    60,000 EUR
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  • Institut Français Haiti
    March 17, 2015
    North american première
Director Biography - Elsa Dafour

Journalist since 2004, Elsa Dafour has been a freelance writer and photographer for news papers en periodicals since 2009 (Marianne, National Geographic, The Independent...)
Passionate about photography she trained in audiovisual production in 2010 in an effort to add a visual narrative treatment of his subjects.Within Neus Multimedia agency, she develops therefore multimedia projects combining photography, video and sound and works in video production for the media and for institutions.
Elsa realized a first multimedia project on the earthquake of 12 January 2010, with the AFP photographers Olivier Laban-Mattei, witch the following year won the first prize at the World Press Photo and the Lucca Digital Photo Fest (Italy) in 2010.
« Haïti, year zéro » https://vimeo.com/40932850
Hit by the consequences of the earthquake, this first work has determined her passion for the people of Haiti. In January 2011, Elsa returns to Port au Prince with Olivier Laban-Mattei with the aim to work in one of the most imposing refugees camps in the capital: the Aviation camp. There, the inhabitants had backed their flimsy tents against aircraft carcasses of former military airfield and had rebuilt a surprisingly viable living.
The Aviation camp overflowing with initiatives of all kinds abilities of individuals who were staying there. So a young teacher had opened a school, few women had mounted associations cholera awareness or fight against violence. Voodoo priests officiated there in their tent. Small shops abounded, and musicians enlivened the evenings.The inhabitants of the camp Aviation had reconstituted a very positive environment, far from the clichés of refugee camps.
« Haïti, one year later » https://vimeo.com/4136021

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