Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Adventist student makes movie and gets shown on CNN & Hulu

Image source: Hulu.com

An Adventist college student's documentary about the 2010 Haiti earthquake is being featured on CNN and screened on Hulu.

"Adopting Haiti" captures the story of the Maison des Enfants de Dieu orphanage, its staff and the 135 orphans who lived there.

Timothy Wolfer, a film and television major at Pacific Union College, said he skipped his classes and arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti just days after the earthquake struck.

For a limited time, you can watch the entire documentary below.

CNN has aired clips from Wolfer's documentary. According to Pacific Union College, the movie will be available to watch on Hulu for two weeks. Afterwards, it will be available to download or buy from iTunes, Netfix and Amazon.

Wolfer's trip began with a short Facebook post asking if anyone wanted to sponsor him to Haiti. He described his journey to Haiti in a letter posted by the film's distributor.

"Within eight hours I had two plane tickets and took off with a friend, a change of clothes, some food, fake press passes, and camera gear," Wolfer said. "Landing in the Dominican Republic we hitchhiked into Haiti, enduring heat, hours on busses, and increasing tension as we approached the earthquake zone."

Wolfer arrived at the orphanage, where he had arranged and only intended to sleep there. Instead, he found himself in a media frenzy, as the U.S. State Department was trying to evacuate the orphans.

The movie also follows CNN's Soledad O'Brien and other CNN crew members. The movie shows their behind-the-scenes reactions about the earthquake and the orphans they were reporting about. CNN's Anderson Cooper also makes an appearance.

Wolfer is no stranger to filming in "third world" countries. His short film, "Grow Up," was filmed in Bangladesh; it won a SONscreen Award in 2009.

"I hope people will come away with a better understanding of what has happened to the Haitian people, especially the children following the earthquake," Wolfer said. "I also hope audiences appreciate the efforts of those who volunteer abroad, risking their own health and safety on behalf of others as well as see the role of the media in a new light."



Read more articles about the Haiti earthquake on A Sabbath Blog.

Sources: CNN, PUC, Mattoid Entertainment.

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Jacquelyn said...

Wow. Sharing this thru Twitter and Facebook.

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