The Real Reel Of Kevin Pina Part 2

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Watch the The Real Reel Of Kevin Pina Part 2 video, This is an interview with filmmaker Kevin Pina in 1995 It includes excerpts from documentaries he has worked on including commentary on his role and approach to filmmaking Kevin Pina began reporting from Haiti in 1991 for KPFA news on the Pacifica Network in the United States He was the only international journalist to provide in depth reporting and human rights documentation of atrocities committed by the Haitian military in the poor neighborhood of Cite Soleil following the brutal military coup of 1991 Pina released his first documentary on Haiti Haiti Harvest of Hope in 1997 In July 1993 during the production of Harvest Pina survived an assassination attempt where Haitian senator Thomas Eddy Dupiton was shot four times Pina was accused by Cedras and his Canadian intelligence advisor Lynn Garrisonof having set up Dupiton Garrison who has a long history of ties to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense intelligence Agency referred to Pina as a Judas Goat asserting the journalist had participated in a plot by Aristide and Lavalas to assassinate Senator Dupiton After deciding to produce a sequel to Harvest of Hope Pina moved to Haiti in Jan 1999 and began living and working there for the next seven years During that time he worked as a consultant for Television Nationale d Haiti teaching camera and editing techniques to the staff Pina also worked in a similar position at Tele Haiti a privately owned station in the capital He later became the Station Manager of Tele Max Haiti s largest and privately owned television station that was the subject of unfounded rumors that it was owned by President Aristide Tele Max sole owner not Aristide sold the station to Wyclef Jean Pina was forced into hiding due to death threats against his person and family on March 2 2004 after releasing an interview with former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune the day before After attempting to return home he and his family were forced back into hiding a second time after photos of an opposition demonstration published on the cover of the Haitian newspaper Le Matin showed protesters carrying placards reading Denounce Kevin Pina He then began reporting regularly for FLASHPOINTS a radio program heard daily on the flagship station of the Pacifica Network and was appointed an Associate Editor at the Black Commentator Pina also produced and or edited over 30 Haitian music videos between 2000 2004 including Raram Brother s Posse Rappin Family Chandel and Kampeche to name a few He also produced and directed several informational videos for clients in Haiti including Oganize W for the Pan American Development Foundation and Fonkoze The Alternative for Fonkoze the Community Development Bank for the Poor Pina has completed his Bachelor s Degree in Humanities since moving back to his hometown of Oakland CA in March 2006 He was the recipient of several grants and scholarships and has worked as a Final Cut Pro instructor at New College of California in San Francisco Pina has also consulted and worked as a freelance video editor on several documentary films unrelated to Haiti Pina is preparing for his Master of Fine Arts in Cinema has just released HAITI We must kill the BANDITS and is editing the final documentary in his Haiti trilogy HAITI The Betrayal of Democracy He is also finishing his first book about his experiences in Haiti that shares the same title as his new documentary Pina s Haiti projects have been sponsored by the Marin Interfaith Taskforce on the Americas and independently funded through the generous contributions of over 300 individuals in the United States Canada and Latin America Sample of Pina s editorial work unrelated to Haiti

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