In the News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

Posted on January 11, 2011


Lawlessness and Need Survive in Shaken Haiti The intractability of the country’s problems is further underscored by Children of Haiti, an Independent Lens documentary by Alexandria Hammond that is also showing on Tuesday night on PBS. Wednesday is the first anniversary of the earthquake, but this film has been three years in the making because the phenomenon of children living on the streets is nothing new in Haiti. Read more >>> 


PBS remembers Haiti, with shows on earthquakes, criminals, children At 10 p.m. comes Children of Haiti, part of the Independent Lens series. Its topic, street children, unexpectedly offers some breathing room for hope. The film counters the dehumanizing nickname the street children have been given: the Soulless. Read more >>>


NPR’s Tell Me More: The ‘Soul-less’ Orphans Of Haiti Before Haiti's devastating earthquake a year ago, more than half a million orphaned children roamed the streets of Haitian cities. After the disaster, that number soared. A new PBS documentary tells the plight of these homeless children. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Alexandria Hammond, who spent three years documenting the lives of three so-called street boys. Read more >>>

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