So much of what you hear about Haiti is bad news, but Haiti Optimiste is a celebration of Haiti’s unique beauty and culture through film, music, and the arts. 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit Artists Institute, Haiti’s only free school for film, art, and technology. The event features a film screening, musical performance, beautiful stories from graduates, and commentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, Haitian celebrity photographer Marc Baptiste, and Institute founder and visionary, David Belle. Past guests have included Donna Karan, Ben Stiller, Arcade Fire, and more!
The finale of the event is a VIP cocktail reception with food, dance, and drumming. Attached is the invitation, and tickets can be purchased by clicking here: www.haitioptimistenyc.splashthat.com.