In an exploration of this type of effect on survivors and the current U.S. response to the need for aid, a documentary film that exposes the needs of the people of Haiti that will, chronicle their current struggles and the on-going issues of food, shelter, and basic needs that are yet realized after the disaster of an earthquake that took the lives of 230,000 people, leaving 300,000 injured, with approximately 1,000,000 left homeless (Margesson & Taft-Morales, 19 February 2010).
According to the fact sheet released by the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) (9 April 2010), by April 8, 2010, the U. N. World Food Program had reached 97% of its target caseload of people in need of food assistance in Haiti. The report goes on to say that 661,000 displaced people are currently living with host families, 50,000 people are residing at the settlement site that was erected after the disaster leaving 25,000 people living in areas that are still at risk for floods and mudslides. The areas that are still at risk are in need of engineering help in creating preventative measures that will avoid further disaster. The number of people still at risk is reducing as people are finding alternative living arrangements on their own.
it will be important for the crew to visit and film the conditions that are still in need of repair and to appropriately witness the work that is still needed to be engineered in order to create safe living environments in these areas. The area known as Pétion-Ville Club/Golf Delmas 48 site in particular (US Aid from the American People) should be filmed in order to see a reported 7,500 people still housed there where flooding is still a risk. While filming the areas that are still at risk is important, in order to provide a balanced piece it will be important to show the safe settlement areas looking for positive experiences balanced against those which are not as yet