Independent Lens: Children of Haiti on WXXI-TV

Independent Lens: Children of Haiti on WXXI-TV

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Denick, age 17, hanging out at his house.

Credit: Courtesy of Eric Lahey

Three teenage boys reflect on their country and their lives, while sharing a common dream of education, government assistance, and social acceptance.

In the midst of Haiti’s lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets day and night. Known as the “soulless” and forgotten by their own people, they do what they must to survive each day. Independent Lens: Children of Haiti airs Tuesday, January 11 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.