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The Haiti EarthquakeInside HumanitarianismInside the Documentary

Behind the Scenes

What’s it like to make a documentary in the middle of a major disaster? Find out in these interviews with the director and production team behind Inside Disaster, featuring exclusive footage from the film.


“You have to filter out the suffering”

Cinematographer Tony Wannamaker talks about filming a world of pain in Haiti during the first days after the earthquake.


“It was just utter chaos”

Location sound recordist Paul Adlaf describes crossing the Haitian border 36 hours after the earthquake.


“It started to feel very urgent”

Cinematographer/field director Stefan Randström describes how he handled the first few days of shooting after the crew’s arrival in Haiti.


“We’re here for the long haul”

Location sound recordist Simon Paine describes filming an overnight rescue operation at the Caribbean Market in Port-au-Prince.


Sharing, not fighting, in the camps

Director and producer Nadine Pequeneza describes what her crew saw in Haiti’s camps in the month after the earthquake.


Finding Marcel

Cinematographer/field director Stefan Randström describes meeting Marcel and Romain, two brothers building a house in the Champ de Mars camp.


“You start to see hopeful stories”

Location sound recordist Simon Paine describes meeting Louken, a young Haitian Red Cross volunteer thrust into a leadership role after the earthquake.

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Getting aid distributions right

Director and producer Nadine Pequeneza describes the complexities of successful aid distribution in Haiti.


Film all day, camp at night

Cinematographer Tony Wannamaker describes a day in the life of the crew’s month-long documentary shoot in Haiti.


“You put your gear down and help”

Location sound recordist Simon Paine was confronted with a life-and-death situation during the crew’s documentary shoot in Haiti.


“It will stay with me till the day I die”

Cinematographer/field director Stefan Randström describes filming Marcel and Romain’s quad bike tour of a “post-apocalyptic” Port-au-Prince.


The complexities of aid

Director/producer Nadine Pequeneza wants her upcoming documentary series on the Red Cross in Haiti to help viewers understand the complexities of humanitarian relief.