Hope For Haiti Now Album Now Available On iTunes

January 25, 2010

The album from the recent star-studded telethon for Haiti earthquake relief, Hope For Haiti Now, is now available on iTunes: Find Hope For Haiti Now Here (opens in iTunes) 100% of proceeds from the sale of the album Hope For Haiti Now are being contributed to Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Please note that international organizations […]

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Immediate Needs in Fondwa, Haiti – Update From Fr. Joseph

January 22, 2010

Below is the verbatim letter I just received from Fr. Joseph Philippe about the immediate needs in Fondwa, Haiti. If you are able to help, please e-mail justin [at] fondwa.org and we will put you in touch with the right people to coordinate. Please help! —— Some Immediate Needs In Fondwa ( First Draft) January […]

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Urgent Need for the Association of Peasants Fondwa, HAITI

January 19, 2010

Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers for Haiti and Fondwa. As you know, almost everything in Fondwa has collapsed. Here is an update from Fr. Joseph: We have lost about 25 people in Fondwa including a member of the Sisters of St. Anthony of Fondwa: Sr. Odile Damus and a child of […]

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Fonkoze Featured On The Huffington Post

May 4, 2009

My friend Katleen Felix sent me this article about Fonkoze: Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S. Fr. Joseph Philippe (pictured in the article) is the founder of both Fonkoze and the University of Fondwa. Fonkoze has been internationally recognized as a powerful force for combatting poverty and spreading literacy and economic empowerment in rural Haiti. […]

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DVD now on Amazon and IMDB

February 25, 2009

“The Road to Fondwa” DVD is now listed for sale at Amazon.com.  As the largest online retailer of DVDs this will increase our reach and make it easier for people to find out about our film.  If you have seen “The Road to Fondwa” we would appreciate it if you left feedback directly at our […]

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Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Komprann

February 16, 2009

Haitian Creole is a language rich in proverbs and expressions, like “Kreyol pale, kreyol komprann”- Creole spoken is Creole understood. In a country where foreign languages (at different times Spanish, French, and English) have represented an unwelcome dichotomy of power, speaking Creole, the native language of all Haitians, is seen as the only way to […]

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Wyclef & Yéle Haiti

January 12, 2009

We love Wyclef. His music was my first introduction to Haiti back when I was in middle school in Indiana and I’ve kept up with his career ever since. While I was in Haiti I must have heard about him at least once a day in conversations with people from all parts of the country. […]

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Trip to Jacmel

December 29, 2008

Dan and I traveled to Jacmel one day to follow a family who was seeking medical care for their elderly father. We asked their permission to go with them to the hospital and they accepted, knowing that we would be able to share their story with others. The video below is what we found: Dan, […]

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The Making of “The Road to Fondwa”

December 29, 2008

[Written May 4, 2008] It’s hard to believe that the day is finally here for the launch of our film The Road to Fondwa (RTF).  I never truly understood the term “labor of love” until I took on this project with two of my good friends, Brian McElroy and Dan Schnorr.  If the three of […]

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Montage Featuring Wyclef Jean’s song “President”

December 29, 2008

We believe that Wyclef Jean is a total broseph (the largest compliment we could possibly give).  He is mentioned in our film by a few people in Por-Au-Prince that we interviewed, they said that he is a model citizen who has gone above and beyond.  This little montage is our tribute to the man whose […]

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