On Thursday, January 12, 2012, the two-year anniversary of the catastrophic Haiti
earthquake, Grammy-award winning producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis will release 20 minutes
of never-before-seen footage of the wreckage shot immediately after the quake.
Jerry and his cousin Wyclef Jean received the devastating news, along with the rest of the
world, that a 7.0 earthquake had struck Haiti near Port au Prince. Within 15 hours, the duo, along
with Claudinette Jean, had returned to Haiti to assess the damage and help their homeland in any
way they could.
The documentary features powerful images of crisis, widespread damage and heartbreak
in the hours immediately following the tragedy, shot with full narration on Jerry’s Flip cam
handheld camera. The film also shows some of the projects Jerry and Wyclef helped facilitate to
aid the country in the earthquake's aftermath through the foundation they co-founded, Yele
Haiti. According to Jerry, the video is significant even two years later because, "Regardless of
how much time has passed, Haiti is continuing to suffer and this documentary will serve as a
reminder that this tragedy cannot be forgotten. This is what we saw. Today, our people, Haiti,
still need our help."
A total of 3,500,000 people were affected by the quake. There were 316,000 fatalities,
300,000 injuries, and over 1,500,000 left homeless.
The twenty-minute documentary will be released to the public at 12:00 AM midnight
EST on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 to commemorate the quake that changed the lives of
millions and to remind the world that the rebuilding process has only just begun. The heart-
wrenching video can be viewed at:
Note: This video contains extremely graphic images and may not be appropriate for children.