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Inside Disaster: Haiti

Inside Disaster Haiti follows the disaster relief teams of the Red Cross as they mount the largest single-country response in their history. Filmed over six months, this gripping documentary goes behind the headlines to document an emergency relief operation from first response to recovery. Embedded in the Red Cross base camp, the story is a first-person account told from the perspective of key players on the Red Cross emergency response team. Through their struggles, passion and determination, we explore the profound and complex role of humanitarian aid in disasters.

Featuring Jean-Pierre Taschereau, Steve McAndrew, Gennike Mayers, Ian Heigh, Hossam Elsharkawi, Tom Carnegie, Magalie Landee, Marcel Phevenun, Louken Pluviose.

Produced by PTV Productions and HitPlay Productions, in association with TVO, Canal D, SRC, Access, iChannel and with the participation of CMF, CIDA, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit.


Director/Writer Nadine Pequeneza

Producers Andrea Nemtin and Nadine Pequeneza

Executive Producers Andrea Nemtin and Ian Dunbar

Cinematographers Stefan Randstrom and Tony Wannamaker

Sound Recordists Paul Adlaf and Simon Paine

Editors Geoff Rayes and Steve Weslak

Original Music Alex Khaskin

  • Inside Disaster Haiti really delivers... This is terrific documentary work, not just news reporting. We are truly inside the biggest humanitarian relief effort ever, focusing on the Red Cross and some really great characters. You are really there with them, experiencing their challenges, difficulties and emotions.

    Filmmaker Magnus Isacsson

  • They were determined to cover disaster-relief efforts from the inside, completely embedded with the international Federation of Red Crosses. The result is a gripping three-part documentary... Inside Disaster Haiti deftly captures not only that drama, but the quirks of Haiti itself.

    Kenneth Kidd, The Toronto Star

  • The Haiti earthquake has generated a mountain of news and information, but little in the way of thoughtful documentary coverage has surfaced until now... a more complete, nuanced story of Haiti and its people as they rebuild from the earthquake.

    Sudha Krishna, Now Public

  • Spares viewers nothing in this raw look at life in Haiti after the quake.

    Constance Droganes, CTV

  • If you want to know more, if you want to be moved, don't miss this searing documentary series.

    Chris Jones

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