Thursday, January 26, 2012

Children of Haiti

In this powerful documentary, the story of three homeless children is told, intertwined with the telling of the reality of the 500,000 homeless street children of that country; an estimated number before the 2010 earthquake.  After seeing the film, and recalling the ousting of then Haitian President Aristide in 2004; I could not help but weep.  I was reminded by a friend of a sign displayed in Cuba that says in Spanish something like, "The world has X number of homeless children...none of them lives in Cuba."

One of the three boys is recorded toward the end of the film (about minute 46:30) saying of the "sanguine" or "soulless" as the street kids are called: "A lot of us have talent, we are intelligent, but we can't find anyone to help us. If there was a serious government, they would do everything possible to help us. Then we would have a good country; where violence would go down; there would be no kidnappings and corruption; people wouldn’t just use the country for personal gain; and the country would be beautiful, like so many other big countries. Haiti is going to change; Haiti must change; but we have to put our hands together. It’s then that we’ll honor ourselves, as a people with liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Then God will bless Haiti."

May God bless Haiti indeed....

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