1/20: special screening of "Poto Mitan" Wed. @ Vox Pop, a benefit for HaitiPosted: January 18, 2010
This week we are dedicating our movie night at Vox Pop Cafe to raising funds to help with disaster relief in Haiti. We’ll be showing a documentary produced right here in Brooklyn, hosting a discussion, and collecting money for Partners In Health, the aid group that has been doing phenomenal work in Haiti for over 20 years and already operates several hospitals and clinics throughout the country.
-WEDNESDAY at 8pm we’ll be screening Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (2009, 50min) from Tet Ansanm Productions, co-directed by Renee Bergan and Mark Schuller, with narration by Edwidge Danticat. “Told through the lives of five compelling Haitian women, Poto Mitan gives an inside perspective on globalization, Haiti’s current crisis, and the resilient women challenging this system.” Visit potomitan.net for trailer, information and project goals.
-This screening will be followed by a discussion with a representative from Fonkoze, a micro-financing institution that works closely with PIH on the ground in Haiti.
-Asking for $10 towards PIH at this event, but of course no one will be turned away. Please give what you can.
Vox Pop Cafe is at 1022 Cortelyou Rd. @ Stratford Rd in Ditmas Park. Q train to Cortelyou
voxpopcafe.com for more info, or 718-940-2084