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Kenbe Fem

A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity & Strength

Follow David Pierre-Louis, a mission-driven, Haitian-American entrepreneur based out of Seattle, WA as he journeys to find his mother in Haiti after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake of January 12, 2010. While immersed in the ruins, he fights to fill the gaps left by the Haitian government & various NGOs.

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About the documentary...

Kenbe Fem, roughly translated as “to hold firm”, is a common phrase in Haitian culture. This documentary was entitled Kenbe Fem to represent the resilience of the Haitian community. Despite all that Haiti has been through over the past two centuries, to “hold firm” was most relevant as many people watched their homes and over 250,000 people perish during the earthquake on January 12, 2010.

Follow David Pierre-Louis, a Haitian-American and Seattle art-venue owner, on a son’s journey to find his mother after the devastating earthquake. Immersed in the ruins, he is challenged to fill the gaps lacking fulfillment by the Haitian government & various NGOs.

This movement to heal Haiti, through the empowerment of the Haitian Diaspora, is essential and inspirational. Observe the formation of partnerships between international communities and discover the embodiment of “kenbe fem” in action. Join us on the journey. Engage as we rebuild his mother’s home into Kay Tita, or Tita’s House, a thriving community resource center that anticipates providing applicable tools for the impoverished community in order for them to become the self-sustained nation they are willed to be.

Produced & Directed by : Mark Goodnow

Screenings

To build awareness, cultivate community through watching, listening engaging in thought provoking discussions that lead to sustainable opportunities for underserved communities world wide.

City
Location
Time
Seattle
April 6th at 6:00 PM
Redmond
April 7th at 5:30 PM
Seattle
April 11th at 6:00 PM
Portland
April 13th at 6:00 PM
Baltimore
April 18th at 6:00 PM
DC
April 19th at 6:00 PM
DC
April 20th at 6:00 PM
Brooklyn
April 24th at 6:00 PM
New York City
Cancelled due to events outside our control
New York City
April 26th at 6:00 PM
New York City
April 27th at 6:00 PM
New York City
April 28th at 12:00 PM
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity & Strength
Bronx
April 29th at 2:30 PM
Boston
May 4th at 6:30 PM
Montreal
May 8th at 7:00 PM
Pompano Beach
May 26th at 6:00 PM
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem Film Screening
Berlin
Werkstatt der Kulturen [Makers Festival]
May 18th at 4:00pm
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity & Strength
Amsterdam
June 1st at 7:00 PM
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity & Strength
Birmingham
May 22nd at 2:30 PM
Paris
TBD
TBD
Philadelphia
June 13th at 6:00 PM
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity & Strength
Kokomo
TBD
Chicago
TBD
TBD
Berkeley
June 19th at 6:00 PM
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem Film Screening - Impact Hub Berkeley
San Francisco
June 20th at 6:00 PM
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem Film Screening - Impact Hub San Francisco
Oakland
June 22nd at 6:00 PM
South Beach
June 27nd at 5:00 PM
Eventbrite - A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity & Strength [VIP Reception]
Miami
June 30th at 7:00 PM
Eventbrite - Kenbe Fem Film Screening -Little Haiti Cultural Center
Port-Au-Prince
TBD
August 20th
Gainesville
September 6th
Rochester, NY
September, TBD

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