Jess Obert

Photographer and Filmmaker
     
Ti David
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti
Nationality: American
Biography: I am a visual journalist and filmmaker based in Haiti. I worked at the The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC, and my work has been published in various publications including The New Humanitarian, The New York Times, AJPlus,... read on
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Ti David
Credits: jess obert
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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Coronavirus in Haiti: Weakened by past disasters, the country was already in crisis

By Jess Obert / Haiti — Ongoing project covering COVID-19 in Haiti.  From my article written for The New Humanitarian: On a..
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The Fallout of the Petrocaribe Scandal in Haiti

By Jess Obert / Haiti — Since July 2018, Haiti has been gripped by political unrest following rising inflation and the embezzlement..
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The Marasa’s Dance Beneath Kalbas

By Jess Obert / Haiti — On the outskirts of the town of Mirebalais in the Central Plateau, Haiti, I explore the deep integration and..
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Atop a Mountain, There is Deside

By Jess Obert / Haiti — It took 10 hours to reach the village of Deside. On the gravel path, scrambling over rocks, you’d..
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The Pate Maker

By Jess Obert / Mirebalais, Haiti — Andony Suprème lives in Mirebalais, Haiti, and makes Pate, a type of fried puff pastry enjoyed for..
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