Arcade Fire

December 13, 2011

Planet Earth in Creole

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BBC PLANET EARTH TO RECEIVE HAITIAN CREOLE PREMIERE
From Pole To Pole, the first episode of acclaimed BBC series Planet Earth, will premiere at the Ghetto Bienalle in Port-au-Prince on December 15th, 2011. With the support of executive producers Arcade Fire, From Pole To Pole has been translated into Haitian Creole by Fedo Boyer and will feature a voiceover from celebrated Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat.  Through a partnership with the Haiti-based Cine Institute, the program will also be screened on Haitian television followed a screening tour throughout rural Haiti, bringing From Pole To Pole to over a million Haitians.  With high illiteracy rates across the country, combined with an extremely limited amount of popular programming translated into Creole, this project aims to provide a unique and compelling educational tool to viewers across Haiti.