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CIFF Project of the Day: Immigrating to 'The Mud' in the Bahamas

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 30, 2012 at 12:31PM

All this week on Indiewire's Project of the Day column, we'll be profiling films that have entered themselves for the Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival. At the end of the week, we'll open up the vote for Project of the Week, the winner of which will receive accomodations and a spot on the Points North Pitch at this year's Camden International Film Festival. For more details on CIFF and Indiewire's Project of the Day contest, click here! If you're a filmmaker who hasn't yet submitted to the pitch, there's still time to submit!
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"The Mud"
"The Mud"

All this week on Indiewire's Project of the Day column, we'll be profiling films that have entered themselves for the Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival.  At the end of the week, we'll open up the vote for Project of the Week, the winner of which will receive accomodations and a spot on the Points North Pitch at this year's Camden International Film Festival.  For more details on CIFF and Indiewire's Project of the Day contest, click here!  If you're a filmmaker who hasn't yet submitted to the pitch, there's still time to submit!

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"The Mud"

Tweetable Logline:

The Mud documentary, is the story of Haitian Immigration and Cultural Integration in the Bahamas
 

Elevator Pitch:

The Mud documentary, is the story of Haitian Immigration and Cultural Integration in the Bahamas, focusing on a Haitian shanty town nicknamed "The Mud", an illegal squatters city on Bahamian government land, that was once a swamp; over a four decade period it has developed into a micro-city of thousands of people. The Mud documentary seeks to explore the many complex socio-economic elements that converge to create this unique community and to share the personal and intimate stories of its people, as well as provide a diverse perspective on the controversial subject of Haitian immigration in Bahamian society.

Production Team:

Executive Producer/Director/Director of Photography: Tyler Johnston
Producer: John Cahall
Production Manager: Geoffrey Victor

About the Production:

As a Bahamian/American filmmaker who's many childhood friends came from the Mud, I can tell you it is both a magical and tragic place, full of amazing people and thier stories. This documentary seeks to educate an audience about how the Mud grew from a swamp to a micro city and why it continues to existence; to tell the inspiring stories of the many immigrants and thier descendants; and perhaps in a small way, provide an opportunity for a better life, to a hand full of my friends who are stuck in a cycle of poverty.
 

Current Status:

In production.

For more information and to support this project:

Production Company Website

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