Colorado Public Television to Commemorate 1 Year Anniversay of Haiti Earthquake
Release Date: 01/10/11
Author: Pam Osborne
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Colorado Public Television to Commemorate
Denver (January 10, 2011) –Colorado Public Television (CPT12) will mark the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake with a special line-up of programs including “Nou Boke” at 7pm (repeating at 9pm) and a special episode of “Studio 12” on the event featuring Tamara Banks and special footage from her journey to Haiti at 8 pm.
“Nou Bouke,” a Creole slogan that is painted on many ruinous walls throughout Port-au-Prince, loosely translates to "We're Tired" and indeed Haitian history is tainted with daunting chapters of failed political plans and hollow promises of development. This feature-length, one-hour documentary will focus on Haiti's past, present and future in light of the apocalyptic January 12th earthquake that now marks a new chapter in the nation's history.
As the Caribbean nation faces perhaps its most challenging crossroads due to the immense loss of life and property resulting from the earthquake, “Nou Bouke” presents a comprehensive look at the Haitian polemic. It is a representative mosaic that depicts the many perspectives that surround the hopes and aspirations of the Haitian people as they move forward into a future full of uncertainty.
At 8 pm, “Studio 12” and host Tamara Banks will do a special episode of the program from her unique perspective of having traveled to Haiti in 2010 following the earthquake. Footage from her January visit to Haiti when Banks was embedded with a U.S. military unit will be featured. Among the topics for discussion will be long-term redevelopment for the country and the psychological impact of a disaster like the earthquake once the walls, roads and bridges are repaired.
Viewers may call in during the live “Studio 12” program (303-296-1253) or send questions via email (email@example.com) or via the station’s Facebook fan page, Colorado Public Television, CPT12. Questions may be sent before or during the program. This episode of “Studio 12” also will be available for viewing via the on-demand feature of www.cpt12.org.
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