Haitians Without a Home

This short documentary shares the story of several Haitians who fled their country due to violence and poverty, and are now living in a shelter in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. The concrete floors and walls provide a respite, albeit a brief one, from the physically, emotionally, mentally strenuous and discriminatory journey from Haiti. The documentary highlights the courage and resilience of the Haitians who can't return to their past but don't know what lies in their future. They're Haitians without a home.

  • Ray Arzate
  • Christine Maddela
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 43 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
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Director Biography - Ray Arzate

Ray Arzate is a veteran photojournalist and editor who won an “oscar” in high school. He carried his video camera everywhere. His church youth leader awarded him an “oscar award” for best documentarian. He still displays that small, plastic award on his desk. It now sits next to his dozens of real Emmy, AP Broadcasters, Edward R. Murrow, Promax, and NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards. Ray served as chief photographer at the NBC & FOX affiliate stations in Las Vegas as well as creative services promotions manager of the latter. He has also worked in Atlanta, Nashville and El Paso, TX. Ray serves on the Executive Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences- Pacific Southwest Chapter. He also chairs the documentary division for the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards.

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