Strange Things: Children of Haiti

Public $9
IMA Member $5
IUPUI student Free with student ID

In the midst of Haiti's natural beauty and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets day and night. Known as the "soulless," they do what they must to survive each day. Be present for the Midwest premiere of this new documentary that introduces viewers to the youth who live without shelter, while sharing a common dream of education, government assistance, and social acceptance. The film’s arresting cinematography contrasts the garbage-filled streets of Cap-Haitien with the pristine beaches reserved for cruise-ship passengers, while teasing out the historical and political causes of the rootless youth. Stay for a discussion with Hoosiers involved in Haitian relief work. Ticket fee supports the filmmaker. Presented by IMA and the IUPUI Committee on African and African American Studies, with support from, Cold Spring Institute, The Village Experience, and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

(72 mins., 2009, dir. Alexandria Hammond, USA)

Strange Things: Children of Haiti Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN