Haiti: The Way of the Cross

Haiti: The Way of the Cross

From February 24, 2024 After more than a dozen years filming in massive slums around the world, it was in Haiti where I began to encounter Jesus on a deeper level. In Haiti, the Cross was around every corner; there was nowhere to hide from it. The end of Jesus’ earthly journey began when He carried the cross from Pilate’s…

Welding

Welding

From February 23, 2024 The handrail leading up to the 2nd floor became loose. Kids go up and down the stairs all the time to go to the medical clinic. Gabens called a welder to repair it and a problem with one of the gates.

Reservoir Water

Reservoir Water

From February 22, 2024 Yesterday, an old water truck delivered water for washing and cleaning.

Archival Home for My Books and Films?

Archival Home for My Books and Films?

From February 21, 2024 On Monday, my good friend Jonathan Montaldo spoke with me about donating all my books, along with early drafts and notes to a university. On the overwhelmingly long list of things I MUST do, admittedly this was very low on sub list of things of things I should do.

God in a Box

God in a Box

From February 19, 2024 We were all made for love, caring, and compassion—to be expressed in an infinite variety of ways. Love does not take time to think things over, to calculate or measure the cost. It simply acts, often in an unreasonable manner and never with moderation. To think of God is to think of abundance.

A Lenten Gift

A Lenten Gift

From February 17, 2024 Lent is upon us! This year we want to offer some reflections based on excerpts from Mud Pies and Kites, the film shot before and after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. May we suggest you take some time and use the process of Visio Divina (Sacred Seeing) to reflect on the poor and some of the…

Rooted in Love

Rooted in Love

From February 16, 2023 This is a true story that took place ten years ago this month. Set in Honduras, it is the improbable story of the beginning of the last major poverty documentary film I made before walking away from the art form I loved so dearly to enter in the dark, brooding unknown of Haiti to do something…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

From February 14, 2024 Today is Ash Wednesday. I love Lent. Lent is a journey to Easter, a journey to resurrection. I need Lent because I get busy and I forget that Christ rose from the dead. And in my fog of forgetfulness, I lose sight of how that unique event needs to have continual meaning for me, that this…

Special Report

Special Report

From February 13, 2024 Over the next few days I will share three or four videos a day that will make SCCC come alive for you in ways words and photos cannot. The videos range in length from 15 seconds to about a minute, so it will not take much to view each day’s offerings.

Fear and Uncertainty

Fear and Uncertainty

From February 12, 2024 Early Saturday afternoon I heard that an opposition leader was planning a massive demonstration that would shut down the airport in Port-au-Prince. Of course, my immediate question was how eminent was this shut down. I was even advised to try to catch a flight out of Haiti on Saturday afternoon.