Two filmmakers find themselves in Port-au-Prince during the earthquake and create a short, cinematic portrait of Haitian life.


Continuing with this series on Haiti, the Le Clerc brothers found themselves in the country when the earthquake occurred. Primarily there to document a non-profit’s work, they spent time on top of their assignment to showcase ordinary moments with incredible, cinematic quality. Using the glidetrack allowed for the visuals to be dynamic but remain intimate.

As I (intern Lindsay) prepare for my opportunity to document the situation in Haiti, I’m keeping in mind what accessible filming equipment can produce such professional-looking visuals, like a skateboard-turned-dolly. That and these other Haiti in View series videos will help me develop my arsenal of video ninja skills. What do you think is lacking in today’s coverage of Haiti?

Leclerc Brothers Motion Pictures

Feature photo by United Nations Photo