Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m.
NOVA: Deadliest Earthquake
In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike was in Haiti, where a quake just southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, killed more than 200,000, reducing homes, hospitals, schools and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. It is a race against time as they hunt for crucial evidence that will help them determine exactly what happened deep underground and what the risks are of a new killer quake.
Tuesday, January 11 at 9:00 p.m. & January 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Nou Bouke ("We're Tired")
This documentary, produced by The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald and directed by Joe Cardona, focuses 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. Nou Bouke is a Creole slogan that is painted on many ruinous walls throughout Port-au Prince, loosely translated to “We’re Tired” and indeed Haitian history is tainted with daunting chapters of failed political plans and hollow promises of development. The encore presentation of Nou Bouke on January 13th will be followed by a live discussion in our WPBT2 studios.
Tuesday, January 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Frontline: Battle for Haiti
Last year, in the chaos of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, thousands of the country’s worst criminals seized the opportunity to stage a mass escape from the National Penitentiary. One year later, the gang leaders are re-asserting control in the capital, threatening the country’s stability. With unique access to the police units trying to hunt down the gangsters — and revealing encounters with the gangsters themselves — FRONTLINE examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation. The film also offers intimate portraits of the fearful lives many Haitians are living, as the central government and judicial system routinely fail to maintain order.
Tuesday, January 11 at 11:00 p.m.
Independent Lens: Children of Haiti
In the midst of Haiti’s lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets day and night. Known as the “soulless” and forgotten by their own people, they do what they must to survive each day. “Children of Haiti” follows three teenage boys who reflect on their country and their lives, while sharing a common dream of education, government assistance, and social acceptance. By Alexandria Hammond.