Answers to the question "what's gone right" in post-quake Haiti are a rare commodity. It seems easier to discover stories of what has gone wrong since the quake, but this powerful documentary is refreshingly different.
"Unshaken Faith: Stories of Faith and Hope in Post-Quake Haiti" unearths tales of several brave and insightful Haitian leaders whom, although seeing years of innovative social work leveled before their eyes, have opted to dig in and press on to make sure that a broken Haiti can be re-born better than before.
Brian Heerwagen, CEO of DELTA Ministries International, along with a Pacific Northwest film team, meet and follow Pastor Guillomettre Herode and one of his protege's, Pastor Francklin Alexis in January of 2010 as they comprehend the heart wrenching loss dealt them by the earthquake. The team returns again a year later to document and celebrate the rebuilding of communities and the people of Port au Prince.
Hidden inside these heart-wrenching yet heroic stories - from the words and courage of these dynamic Haitian leaders - may be the ultimate, long-term solution need to help Haiti emerge from being the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere to becoming the place of beauty and civility that it can be.
"Unshaken Faith: Stories of Faith and Hope in Post-quake Haiti" is a production of Trail Marker Media (Portland, OR), in partnership with DELTA Ministries International (Vancouver, WA) and Missions Door (Denver, CO).
Running Time: 46 minutes
DVD copies for public screenings of this film are available from DELTA Ministries. DELTAministries.com
On January 12, 2011...the one year anniversary of the earthquake, much of the world was disconcerted by what’s NOT been accomplished in the year since the earthquake.
But, we are doing something different. DELTA Ministries, in partnership with Trail Marker Media, Abundant Life Church in Happy Valley, OR and Missions Door of Colorado, invite you to a celebration of what HAS been accomplished.
Come and meet – via the documentary film "UNSHAKEN FAITH" – faithful Haitian church leaders who are accomplishing great things for the Church. Witness the birth of amazing new partnerships bringing real progress and change. There’s a story here that needs to be shared.
As we celebrate a day of thanks, don't forget to be thankful for the little things...like access to clean water, safe food and an education. The people at laVictoire church were thankful that in less than a year after the earthquake, they were able to return to their facility, because people like you cared enough to Pray, Go and Give.
Set to TheNeverclaim's "Quiet Down" this captivating, slice-of-life video is a candid look at the streets of Port au Prince Haiti, 10 months following the earthquake. Each time I watch it I see things I didn't see before. It's rich with the color and pace of a resilient people in the midst of a string of tragedies.
For information on recovery efforts that are really working, visit haiti4him.com.