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Earthquake Documentary: Two Years Since Death & Devastation Rocked HaitiTim King & Bonnie King Salem-News.com
Brand new 30-minute documentary reminds us all of what Haiti faced and still faces...
(SALEM) - Two years ago, the infrastructure and human structure of Haiti was ripped apart and crushed without mercy by a 7.0 monster earthquake.
The event ripped people apart from their loved ones, many of whom were lost and never found, and created scenarios where the piling up dead threatened disease and were burned en mass with little hesitation and no ceremony.
Among the panic, pain, struggle and inevitable loss, there were shining moments of rescue; people from all over the world moved in to help and they worked long and hard days and nights to pull trapped people from the wreckage of buildings after a week or more.
There are few words to describe this mash up of carnage and compassion; tragedy and selfless dedication. Reactions to the saving of life were strong, very strong.
Tears flowed, people clapped with joy and while many didn't speak the same language, they all understood the universal concepts of humanity and courage.
A year ago- 230,000 people were killed and millions more were left injured, homeless, and searching for answers. The earthquake was absolutely unforgiving, it left people desperate and highly compromised, and then the rains came.
Dealing with foreign nationals attached to the United Nations went well for a while, and then Sri Lanka soldiers were sent in and soon reports of rape were widespread.
This documentary is intended to remind us all of what Haiti faced and still faces as a result of the devastating earthquake that struck this island nation on 7 January 2009.
Salem-News.com covered the Haiti earthquake and related devastation closely, follow the links below to many of our past reports:
Devastation hardly begins to describe what the people of Haiti have had to deal with over the past two years. The earthquake was completely tragic, and what words describe the days, weeks and months that followed are nothing I can find.
- article by Tim King
Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim is a former U.S. Marine, he holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. You can send Tim an email at this address: email@example.com
Publisher Bonnie King has been with Salem-News.com since August '04. Bonnie has a wide ranging media background and in her career she has served in a number of positions in the broadcast industry; TV Production Manager at KVWB (Las Vegas WB) and Producer/Director for the TV series "Hot Wheels in Las Vegas", TV Promotion Director for KYMA (NBC), and KFBT (Ind.), Asst. Marketing Director (SUPERSHOPPER MAGAZINE), Director/Co-Host (Coast Entertainment Show), Radio Promotion Director (KBCH/KCRF), and NIE/Circulation Sales Manager (STATESMAN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER). Bonnie has a depth of understanding that reaches further than just behind the scenes, and that thoroughness is demonstrated in the perseverance to correctly present each story with the wit and wisdom necessary to compel and captivate viewers. View articles written by Bonnie King
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