THE BOUCAN CHAT FAMILY
Haitians, desperate for food, work their way up the highest peaks, clearing the last forests to farm the land; the birds must move or die. The bird, called the Black-capped Petrel by biologists and the Diablotin by locals, is a speaker from the future, an indicator of what is to come. When the little devil is pushed to extinction, the people are not far behind.
The goal of this feature documentary is to unite humanitarians and conservationist with the Haitian people. The film also strives to unite people around the world with their home, the Earth.
This is the story of finite resources and the value of intact ecosystems. This is a story about how everything is connected and how our ability to survive as a species is directly linked to our ability to take care of the Earth. This is a true story that will affect us all one day.
Highly entertaining and educational, this feature documentary follows the lives of two families struggling for life as seen through the eyes of Adam Brown, a biologist working in Haiti. The film will be distributed through film festivals, TV, and schools. The film’s goal is to raise questions that lead to cooperation in Haiti and everywhere humans and animals meet.
Our crew is small and our goals are big. Fortunately, we are supported by truly amazing people and organizations in Haiti and around the world including experts in humanitarian work, conservation work, education, fundraising, and filmmaking.