This is a documentary about New Life Children’s Home and Rescue Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was started in 1977 by an American nurse, Miriam Frederick. She has dedicated her life to saving these abandoned, handicapped and orphaned children.
Through donations, she has built an oasis amongst the chaos that has rescued thousands of children over the years. NL cares for 110+ children providing the necessities of food, shelter, medical treatment and love. Many of the children suffered from disease and severe malnutrition before coming to NL. They believe in equipping the children for adulthood so they pay for the kids to attend school. NL also goes beyond their walls to assist the needy whenever possible by helping other orphanages and offering medical care in remote mountain villages. This documentary will be used to raise money and awareness for the orphanage and their programs.
We will be taping in Haiti this November. The trip will focus on the orphanage and their needs. The documentary will show how they care for and equip the children for adulthood. We will capture some success stories of rescued children. We will also shoot about the additional help NL provides around PaP to tent cities and other orphanages.
We will be shooting a expedition led by Miriam to a remote mountain village providing medical treatment. These villagers do not have a local hospital. People walk from miles around to get the most basic treatment. There are malnourished babies near death that need treatment. Often, some of these babies are in such need they need to make the journey back to Port-Au-Prince if they are going to have a chance to survive. Sometimes they don’t.