HAITI, LIFE AT ALL COSTS

HAITI, LA VIE À TOUT PRIX

By Hika RI

AMPERSAND - as PROMO

Social issues - Completed 2019

The Kangaroo method

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hika RI
    • Synopsis
    • On January 12, 2010, a brutal earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti. Eight years later, the situation in the country is still chaotic, particularly in maternity wards. The one at the public hospital in Port au Prince is still a makeshift, an unsuitable premise without running water. Premature babies, the most fragile, have very little chance of survival.

      A few kilometres away, however, the Saint Damien maternity ward is saving most of these little lives. Subsidized by an Italian NGO, equipped with state-of-the-art neonatal equipment, it relies on a program that has proven its worth in other poor countries: the Kangaroo method.