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St. Thomas University Documentary Film Demonstrates Social Change in Action Through Long-Term Development Projects in Haiti’s Northwest


Miami Gardens, FL - October 30, 2012- The St Thomas University Institute for Communication, Entertainment and Media, Kreyol Nation, and the Center for Justice and Peace are proud to announce A Night of Hope – an evening featuring the on-campus premier of the faculty/student produced documentary Blooming Hope on Saturday December 1, 6:00 p.m. at the St. Thomas University School of Law Moot Court Room. The documentary depicts three long-term sustainable development projects in the Northwest Department of Haiti. 

To create the film, Communication Arts professor Dr. Marcela Moyano and her students traveled to the Northwest Department of Haiti to capture the untold tales of Haiti’s rich culture. The film depicts Elicoeur Beaubrum, a coffee farmer-leader from the town of Ma Wouj, Tata Dumasie, an artisan craftswoman from Jean Rabel, and school children from the remote seaside village of Baie-de-Henne. The film highlights both the struggles and the promise of Haiti’s Northwest, and the process - from conception through implementation - of these three community-initiated, sustainable development projects.

St. Thomas University invites the community of South Florida to attend A Night of Hope to learn about the sustainable change that is taking place in Northwest Haiti. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session after the screening of Blooming Hope with documentary producers and project collaborators. A cocktail reception will follow with an exclusive dance performance by student members of Kreyol Nation.

The proceeds of this event will benefit the distribution of Blooming Hope, which serves as a positive depiction of Haiti while teaching audiences about community empowerment and sustainable change. Tickets at both $10 and $20 price levels are available at www.bloominghope.org. Cocktail attire