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    Grammy Award Winning Producer Jerry Wonda to Release Never-Before-Seen Haiti Documentary

     

    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:

    www.WondaMusic.com or www.YouTube.com/WondaMusic.

     

    Note: This video contains extremely graphic images and may not be appropriate for children.

     

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Vanessa Tara Angiuli's picture
on Jan 11, 2012

 

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:

www.WondaMusic.com or www.YouTube.com/WondaMusic.

 

Note: This video contains extremely graphic images and may not be appropriate for children.