By Jennifer Browning
Last night at a CNN preview event, Project Medishare president and co-founder Dr. Barth Green was a key participant on a panel discussion with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien regarding the future of Haiti and their children. The panel also included author Edwidge Danticat, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center’s (IFAC) co-founder Cheryl Little, and Haitian philanthropist Robert Duval.
Nearly 200 people came to catch a sneak peak of O’Brien’s newest documentary, Rescued which was presented by FIAC and the University of Miami School of Communication.
The one-hour piece describes the plight of hundreds of thousands of Haitian orphans before and after the January 12 quake. The story is told through the eyes of two orphans, six-year old Cendy Jeune, and former restavek (child slave) Marc Kenson Oliphi. Two American missionaries, Susette and Bill Manassero saved the two young Haitians by bringing them into their orphanage, The Lighthouse.
Watch O’Brien’s full story on CNN this Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
Click here to see a preview of Soledad O’Brien’s Rescued.