Kombit: The Cooperative

Once known as the richest agricultural country in the Caribbean, Haiti has been wracked by instability and natural disasters. Decades of decline have taken their toll on Haiti’s people, and today the country is 98% deforested with little of its once prosperous agricultural industry enduring. When Timberland commits to creating a sustainable intervention in Haiti that will lead to 5 million trees in 5 years, they work to find partners that understand the harsh realities of aid work but share the vision to build something sustainable.

Over the course of 5 years, we follow Timberland’s support of a nascent partnership between a Haitian agronomist and a former NGO leader that commit to empowering communities of farmers to plant millions of trees while improving their crop yields. As the end of Timberland’s financial support approaches, leaders of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance race to develop new markets and opportunities for Haitian farmers that will endure and ensure a sustainable, greener future.

  • Gabriel London
    The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest
  • Charlie Sadoff
    The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest
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  • Runtime:
    45 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2016
  • Country of Filming:
    Haiti, United States
  • Language:
    English, French
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • SXSW Eco 2015
Director - Gabriel London