Please remember Gerry Straub as he returns to Haiti this week. Gerry is a filmmaker, serving the poor. His blog is here.
Below is a video that Gerry made in December (before the earthquake). Most of the filming is of the large Port-au-Prince slum, Cite Soleil (City of the Sun). I was in Cite Soliel in 1992, a very dense, dark, and dangerous place. I remember the energy and noise that seemed to encircle us, as we made our way down a few of the streets and alleyways. For us, it was a tourist attraction of sorts - something we have never before seen or been a part of. We held on to each other. Being this close to this kind of poverty is powerful. It reaches deep into your soul. You can't turn away your eyes - you have to look.