Once There Was A Country: Revisiting Haiti – Award Winning Documentary On Haiti To Air On WPBT-TV, PBS Miami

Proceeds Will Benefit the Children First Fund to Support the Development and Growth of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami

A Film by Noted Philanthropist Kimberly Green; Documentary Profiles the Economic and Healthcare Crisis in Haiti

MIAMI, April 15, 2008 – On April 15th at 9PM, Miami’s WPBT-TV, Channel 2, will broadcast the award winning documentary, Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti.  Narrated by former U.S. poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou and Guy Johnson, the 55-minute film examines the economic and health issues plaguing Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Once There Was A Country: Revisiting Haiti a film by noted philanthropist and Miami local, Kimberly Green.  Green is president of the Green Family Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Steven J. Green.

“It was not until I first traveled to Haiti in 2001 that I learned of the incredible struggles and hardships that the people of Haiti, our neighbors, face every day.  I knew immediately that these were stories that needed to be told,” said Green. “I am grateful to the team at PBS for creating an opportunity to further raise awareness of the crisis in Haiti.  When PBS viewers watch Once There Was A Country: Revisiting Haiti, it is my hope that they too will be moved and inspired to join me in trying to make a difference.”

Currently, the Green Family Foundation plays an active role in funding community-driven health and development programs in Haiti.  Project Medishare, featured in Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti and a GFF funded organization, are now expanding their services to supplement the community health program, and have broken ground on the Medical Complex and Training Center for Childhood Nutrition and Treatment in Thomonde, Haiti.  For more information on how to help, visit www.greenff.org or www.projectmedishare.org.

Once There Was a Country will air on PBS affiliate, Channel 2, WPBT-TV, in Miami.  WPBT-TV is a broadcast station in the South Florida community that entertains, enlightens and educates; the station’s content includes programs that reflect local culture, society, economy and history.

About the Green Family Foundation
The Green Family Foundation (www.greenff.org) is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting social programs within the South Florida community and beyond.  The foundation’s priorities include HIV/AIDS prevention and education, access to the arts, youth and education, homeless assistance, disaster relief, and community outreach.