Jess Obert

Photographer and Filmmaker
Ti David
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti
Nationality: American
Biography: I am a visual journalist and filmmaker based between NYC and Haiti. I worked at the The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC, and my work has been published in various publications including Al Jazeera English, Buzzfeed News, The... read on
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Ti David
Copyright jess obert 2021
Updated 06/19/20
Location Haiti
Little David works as a guide at a sacred waterfall in Saut D’Eau, Haiti. Thousands of Catholics and Vodouisants flock to the waterfall each year seeking divine healing. The short film explores the boys who work informally at tourist attractions such as these, and the complex power dynamics in its midst. 

Directed by Ben Kitnick & Jess Obert
Featuring David Reme & Ricardo Elisme
Produced by Abel Maurius & Jess Obert
Cinematography by Saxon Richardson
Edited by Saxon Richardson & Ben Kitnick
Translation by Maureen Plaisimond & Kelly Paulemon
Color by Nick Stromberg & Saxon Richardson
Driver Oniel Benjamin

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