WEDNESDAY, APR. 25: A fundraiser is to be held tomorrow evening to raise money for the aid agency featured in Bermudian filmmaker Robert Zuill’s documentary Haiti Village Health.
Haiti Village Health is an aid organization started by Dr Tiffany Keenan, a doctor who works in Bermuda.
The documentary, recently shown at the Bermuda Docs film festival, tells how the then fledgling organization helped to save lives during the cholera epidemic that resulted from the Haitian earthquake.
The documentary shows how, even without cholera, the villagers of Bas Limbe are in dire need of better health care. Bas Limbe has no electricity, running water, or even a good road leading to the village.
There is no sanitation system and the inhabitants survive on a meagre diet of a few fish and whatever crops they can raise in the sandy soil.
But the Bas Limbe clinic has dramatically improved their lives.
In his TV career, Robert Zuill has worked for CNN, PBS, and other networks. His projects have taken him to many places including Kosovo and Afghanistan.
He has also worked on stories about drug traffickers in Mexico.
Zuill has won several awards including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for foreign reporting. This award was for his work on a CNN programme called Kingdom of Cocaine.
The fundraising event will take place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute from 7:30pm tomorrow and will include a screening of the short film. Admission is free. For more information on the clinic visit www.haitivillagehealth.ca.