More from the BBC Storyville Why Poverty? initiative, which includes shorts and feature films, that will explore why, in the 21st century, 1 billion people still live in poverty.
Today, an heartwarming, inspiring short film titled, Colors In The Dust, from director Jonathan Stack, which asks the question, Can a boy paint his way out of poverty?
1.5 million Haitians were left homeless by the recent earthquake. 400,000 still live in temporary shelters. Ten year old Jouvens Latour survives Haiti’s earthquake, but, amidst the suffering, turns poverty into possibility. “I’m rich in my work, for what I have in my head. But in the material sense I am very poor.” he says.
The film is produced by Gabriel Films, Steps International, and Ciné Institute which, as we’ve mentioned in the past, provides Haitian youth with film education, training and production.
Watch and be moved: