STRONGER TOGETHER
       
     
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
       
     
THE HARD FACTS
       
     
COMING FALL 2019
       
     
THE CREW
       
     
       
     
Morgan's Kids Trailer

Dèyè mòn, gen mòn

Behind mountains; more mountains

-Haitian proverb

STRONGER TOGETHER
       
     
STRONGER TOGETHER

Beyond Mountains (working title) tells the story of well-meaning teenager who goes to Haiti to help orphans in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and sets her life on an unexpected path. Faced with the realities of life in the poorest country in the western hemisphere, she stayed in the country to help raise awareness about human trafficking and Haiti’s for-profit orphanage system and learns that making a difference requires a different kind of giving.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
       
     
MAKE A DIFFERENCE

This feature-length documentary will tell the story of Morgan Wienberg and her community-based organization, Little Footprints Big Steps, as a way to explore the larger themes of human trafficking, international aid and appropriate “giving” against the backdrop of family reunification and the importance of supporting local institutions as a means of international development.

THE HARD FACTS
       
     
THE HARD FACTS

750 orphanages in Haiti

30,000 children in orphanages

80% children in orphanages have at least one living parent

Of the 750 only 35 meet minimum standards of IBESR (Haitian social services)

$70 Million (unregulated) per year provided to orphanages by private donors (equivalent to 1/3 annual US official aid to Haiti)

90% of private donations comes from North America

COMING FALL 2019
       
     
COMING FALL 2019

Thank you to our funders:

Northwestel Community TV, Yukon Media Development and the Canada Media Fund

And our local sponsors:

Air North, Ketza Construction, and Kobayashi+Zedda

THE CREW
       
     
THE CREW

From left to right:

Gary Bremner (photographer and digital), Mike Code (sound and drone operator), Kelly Milner (producer/director), Marty O’Brien (director of photography), Naomi Mark (field director and production assistant)