Again, I return to the short, journalistic documentary. This time, the story of Haitian orphans – both true orphans and children abandoned by parents that can no longer provide for them after the earthquake.
There are thousands of videos about the Haiti disaster out there, but this one stands out – it is informative, emotionally gripping, and tells the story of several characters from the orphanage director, to a teenage orphan in charge of her younger siblings, to American adoption agents.
Finally, it brings up the ethical questions that surround fast-tracked international adoptions but leaves these questions up to to the viewer. There is a huge story told here in a tight, 7 1/2 minute package.
Watch Swiss-produced “Les Enfants de L’enfer” (Children of Hell) online here.