We don't have the answers. We do believe that long-term solutions come from conversations and collaborations across traditional boundaries. Our hope is that the film brings new collaborations between conservation and humanitarian groups to address the larger issues for the people and the planet. What can be done about Haiti's ecosystem? What can we learn from this story to help us in other parts of the world? Can we save the devil and a save ourselves in the process?
This unique bird species thrives in the most pristine environments, the vibrant current of the Gulf Stream and the virgin forests of the Caribbean. The health of the Diablotin is a direct indicator of the condition of these habitats. Protecting those areas allows us to defend unspoiled environments for all species that flourish in them including humans.
Haiti has a long and complicated history including the decimation of it's indigenous people, horrific slave trade, genocide, war, coups, strategic meddling by foreign powers, a tango line of dictators, hurricanes, earthquakes and ecosystem destruction. Intelligent hardworking people have little or no opportunity for education or advancement. The people are very poor. The infrastructure is almost non existent. Exacerbated by the complete dismantling of their ecosystem, it is unclear how things will get any better before the next natural disaster.
Despite all of this, there are Haitian groups and global NGOs working hard to find solutions, to ease suffering, and to give hope. We believe in the efforts of many of these groups. We also believe that a new vision with never before seen levels of creative collaboration is what it will take to come to a sustainable long-term solution. We hope our little film can help spark this collaboration.