So we’re now in Leogane, staying with volunteer org – All Hands. We sorted out workshops in a local school straight away. Alex and Marko got animating and I helped some kids make a little film about their school.
We sadly had to say goodbye to our guide/translator of three weeks Michel Jean. We’d been through a lot together – a few drunken vodou nights, his wife leaving him, about 12 screenings, and plenty of funny Haitian moments. He was great and nothing would have been possible without him. Cheers Michel. We leave Jacmel and head to Leogane – about 2 hours north.
On Monday we visited a little village called Bois Boeuf down the end of a long dirt track where they all live in little white homes which were put up after the earthquake. They were well chuffed we’d made the effort to visit them. The talent show went down a storm, the three of our jaws dropped when a mum got up and did a perfect version of “English man in New York” by Sting. All the kids joined in and sang along too! Also a granny got up and got the whole village singing and dancing – magic moment.