Mirebalais, Haiti Youth Filmmaking Learning Center - Empower the Youth in Haiti
The post-Haitian earthquake period is a challenging time for the youth and young adults in every Haitian community. The Mirebalais Youth Filmmaking Learning Center is being developed to address some of the issues being experienced by the poor youth and young adults in the Mirebalais community in Haiti. There is a fertile and active community of videographers and filmmakers in Mirebalais, who have numerous needs that cannot be addressed by existing organizations in the community.
Cultural programming can be a powerful tool to help young people make sense of the challenges they face; meaningful experiences in the arts, humanities and sciences can help foster positive growth that is essential to becoming a successful adult.
The center will train youth in the art of filmmaking, teach them about video editing, cinematopraphy and directing, thereby providing them with the necessary tools to be self employed as filmmakers, editors, or videographers in a community where there is an 80% unemployment rate. The impact of the Mirebalais, youth filmmaking learning center will enable poor youth to be self sufficient. We strongly believe in the importance of investing in the future of our children. This center will not only allow young people to develop their creative skills but it will create a positive environment for them to build on their leadership skills, self esteem which will prepare them to be successful in life and positive member of their community.
The Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc. (MPAH) is seeking funding to support the implementation of our Mirebalais Youth Filmmaking Learning Center. This grant will be used as general operating support to aid our efforts to diversify and deliver video programming instruction and production to the youth in Mirebalais, Haiti and by assisting local independent filmmakers through our wide range of services.
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