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The Colorful Transformation of a Haitian Slum
Nov 20, 2015
In The Painter of Jalouzi, we learn the story of Duval Pierre, one man trying to uplift his community—Haiti's largest slum—through color. He envisions a Jalouzi where color is everywhere, and starts by painting houses and buses with a rainbow of pink, red, purple, and turquoise. "Imagine a place without color," Pierre says. "That is a place without joy."
The Painter of Jalouzi was shot entirely on an iPhone 6S Plus. For more documentary work by filmmakers David Darg and Bryn Mooser, visit their site RYOT Films.
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Author: Jaclyn Skurie
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