We are writing to express our thanks for your support this past year. We have been working hard to finish the final cut of the film. We strongly believe in the message communicated by the Haitian leaders in this film—that music education is crucial to building a better Haiti. We are proud to share this story, and we thank you for helping us bring it to light.
Here are a few highlights from 2010:
January/February ~Helped to organize benefit concerts in Appleton, WI that have raised over $40,000 dollars for the rebuilding of Holy Trinity.
March ~Attended the Sustainable Haiti Conference in Miami. ~Returned to Haiti with relief supplies and filmed Holy Trinity’s March 28 Memorial Concert.
May/June ~Received Magna Cum Laude Honors from Lawrence University. ~Screened the film in Stephen’s hometown of Hudson, WI as part of a benefit concert which raised over $1,600.
July/August ~Volunteer-taught and filmed at summer camps in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, and La Pleine, Haiti.
November ~Screened a one hour cut of the film at The College of Lake County ~Presented a one hour cut of the film at the Haitian Studies Association Conference at Brown University.
This film has been a community effort from the start, and these accomplishments would not have been possible without your generous support. Mesi anpil!
We are currently trying to raise $600 to help relieve the costs of film festival submission fees. We believe that festival screenings are an important step in getting this story heard. Please help us reach our goal by making a donation through Arts Wisconsin.If you make a tax deductible donation of $50 or more we will send you a special DVD with select scenes from the film and bonus concert footage including aperformance from the last concert in Ecole de Musique Ste Trinite’sSalle Ste Cecile-Haiti’s famous concert hall.
Thank you and happy holidays. We wish you all the best in 2011!