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AP: Film industry blooms in volatile Haiti

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 9, 2007 at 2:16AM

Even in hard times, Haitians go to the movies. Now they're also making them in record numbers--about 10 feature films a year--rivaling Cuba as the Caribbean's biggest movie producer and often outselling better-financed imports. The ultimate dream? To transform the impoverished, politically volatile country of 8 million into a cinema powerhouse--Haitiwood--following the lead of India and Nigeria. Stevenson Jacobs reports.
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Even in hard times, Haitians go to the movies. Now they're also making them in record numbers--about 10 feature films a year--rivaling Cuba as the Caribbean's biggest movie producer and often outselling better-financed imports. The ultimate dream? To transform the impoverished, politically volatile country of 8 million into a cinema powerhouse--Haitiwood--following the lead of India and Nigeria. Stevenson Jacobs reports.

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