This is kind of a visual tour of all the creativity and upcycling amazingness that goes on at the Apparent Project in Port Au Prince Haiti most days of the week. The ambient shots of Haiti are all from within a block or two of the Apparent Project Artisan Guild/Boutique where the rest of the work shown is being done by the skilled artisans there. I'm so thankful for the permission from Gungor to use their song "Beautiful Things", it has been on my mind for this piece for a long time. The little reprise at the end is my own audio work. I was trying to get something that would hang back a little more for the credits and bring in some Afro-Carribean flavor. I did all the directing, shooting, and editing of the piece. This was my first time working with a slider, which I found very rewarding. I shot on a Canon XA10 and a 7D. The chalkboard signs that the artisans hold up were their own words translated into English when asked, "What do you want to tell the world about what you do?" or "What difference does this work make in your life?" I am thinking about using some of the unused shots of these chalkboards to string together another film because they were so powerful. I'm also working on putting together a piece that specifically focuses on the clay artisans using footage of some of the people excavating the clay in Hinche and some of the people who make little wafer/buscuit things out of the clay to sell to the extremely poor for home remedies and for food. This particular video will be shown at many of the home jewelry parties that sell the Apparent Project artisans' work, and may be eventually played on a loop with some other interviews and things in the AP boutique in Port Au Prince. You can check out more about the Apparent Project at apparentproject.org, or better yet, go see all this in person in Haiti. My camera can't really do it justice.

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