World Orphans Blog Inspires Filmmaker
Huguens Jean, an engineer and filmmaker in Maryland, contacted our ministry at World Orphans and shared with president Paul Myhill how his recent post entitled “To Soar like Eagles (Haiti Reflection)” on his blog was one of his main inspirations for making the film Lift Up. Huguens goes on to say that he was born and raised in Haiti and “felt paralyzed…and tried my best to help with the internet and the phone, but my best efforts felt small. Just like millions of people around the world, I wanted to be on the ground in Haiti and help in whatever capacity I could, but I was miles aways with no means to get there. The documentary Lift Up was created to inspire people who might be mourning the death of a friend or family member to stay strong, as so many Haitians are doing today, and to realize that even in death there is still joy. Then, we want the world to see the side of Haiti that you don’t ever see in the news or on TV. It’s not all violence and political turmoil over there. There is a lot of beauty in the culture and the people.”
Check out the trailer for this documentary below. Also, here’s a great article that talks about the film: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010300340.html
I am so proud to be a part of a ministry that is inspiring people to use their gifts, talents, time and money for a greater purpose! Thank you, Huguens, for creating this film and sharing this story with us. We hope that the film is successful and effective in its efforts to educate people on the beauty and resiliency of the Haitian people.
The original post that inspired Huguens is on Paul Myhill’s blog: http://www.abandoned-orphaned.com/2010/03/to-soar-like-eagles-haiti-reflection.html