We’re about midway through the year-long WGCU project called “Where is Home, Haitians Counting Down” in which we're covering the story of Haitian people living in our area under Temporary Protected Status. It’s called TPS for short, and it started for Haitians just after the 2010 earthquake. It’s set to end this July, meaning people here under TPS will no longer be able to stay and work in the United States. We have about 3,000 Haitians living under TPS status in Collier County. During this hour we will listen to the stories of today’s Haiti in this special presentation “Haiti Untold.”
This new one-hour documentary from Round Earth Media marks nine years since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake — one that, by some estimates, killed more than 250,000 people, and one from which the island nation is still working to recover. Haiti Untold, a new special from Round Earth Media, takes a deep dive into this Caribbean country, exploring issues of inequality through stories of the people who live in the urban ghettos, the up-market enclaves, and the forgotten countryside. Round Earth’s teams of reporters, one from Haiti and one from the U.S., work in equal partnership, sharing skills and information to bring these stories into the light.