On the eighth anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti, the Gedeon Empowerment Project, a not-for-profit organization based in New York, is releasing the trailer of its upcoming documentary “Goudougoudou: Malè Pandye Sou Kot Nò Peyi Dayiti” (“Goudougoudou: Danger of an Earthquake Looms over Northern Haiti”).
No one can predict when an earthquake will occur. What we can do is protect ourselves, and prepare for its eventuality. Certain regions of the world are prone to earthquakes, Haiti is certainly one of them. After the last major earthquake that occurred on January 12, 2010, scientists in the field became particularly concerned about the northern coast of Haiti. It is not a matter of if, rather when a major earthquake will take place in that part of the world.
“Goudougoudou: Danger of an Earthquake Looms over Northern Haiti” explains the risks and impacts of the next major earthquake on the northern coast of Haiti, and explores the preventive measures that could be implemented to avoid its most devastating effects.
The documentary has been produced by Gedeon Empowerment Project in collaboration with Claude Prepetit, Director General of the Bureau of Mines and Energy (BME), who in December 2009 wrote an article predicting that Port au Prince would be hit by an earthquake. A month later, January 12, 2010, it happened.
Other highlights include interviews with: Roberte Momplaisir, geologist and professor at the Faculte des Sciences. Haiti State University; Jean-Henri Petit, Departmental Technical Coordinator for Civil Protection, and Eric Calais, Professor of Geosciences at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.
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