By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act July 29, 2011 at 2:21AM
Leapfrog Productions Innocence Abandoned: Street Kids of Haiti is directed by Young Man Kang and produced by Dennis James Lee and Tomiko Ok Lee. The documentary film, over 10 years in the making, chronicles the lives of street kids growing up in Haiti.
The official website's about the film reads:
"Leapfrog Productions brings you a stunning film directed by Young Man Kang about the street kids of Haiti. This extraordinary human saga that spans 10 years starts with the story of a young man named Wilner St. Fort and his fellow street kids growing up in Port-Au-Prince. Their fight for survival takes us on a harrowing journey into a landscape filled with violence, death, and constant peril. Their shocking story is heart-wrenching, full of moral dilemmas, and has explosive revelations that will stun the world, even in the midst of the recent historical earthquake that had devastated their country. Wilner and his fellow street kids hope for the future -- to build and run their own orphanage and protect and raise their fellow young street kids from poverty and ever-present evils that are set out to destroy them."
According to the film's facebook page, Kang and his crew went back to Haiti to capture extra footage after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Although I don't have any upcoming screening information, the film is set to be released later this summer.
Watch the trailer: