Nou Bouke will be shown again on Wednesday, March 9, as a special benefit screening. The event is taking place during the Miami International Film Festival. Please come. Here are the details:
Miami Dade College Students to Hold Fundraiser with Screening of Nou Bouke
Miami, March 2, 2011 – As film fans enjoy this year’s Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), they will have the opportunity to give to a worthy cause by supporting the fundraising screening of Nou Bouke (We’re Tired): Haiti’s Past, Present and Future, a documentary about Haiti in the year since the massive earthquake that rocked the country on Jan. 12, 2010. The Wolfson Campus’ Haitian Student Organization, Boukan Club, has partnered with The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, producers of the documentary, to offer a screening during MIFF at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.
Tickets are $5 for students with ID and $12 for the general public. Students will hold a reception and silent auction prior to the screening. Items offered include Haitian art donated by a student artist and official photographs donated by the film’s producers. All proceeds will be equally divided between two nonprofit organizations: Doctors Without Borders and Operation Helping Hands.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald produced Nou Bouke in collaboration with WPBT-Channel 2 and independent filmmaker Joe Cardona, who is the film’s director. The film is narrated by award-winning Haitian author Edwidge Danticat and had its original premiere on January 11, 2011, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
WHAT: Nou Bouke (We’re Tired): Haiti’s Past, Present and Future
WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Reception: 4:30 p.m.; Film screening: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 NE 2nd Ave., Room 1261
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Student Life at 305-237-3536.