Film at Eleven is pleased to announce that its debut television documentary "Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?" was given the 2013 CINE Special Jury Award for Best Investigative Documentary today. This follows an earlier award by CINE, the Golden Eagle for Outstanding Investigative Documentary. Last week, the film won a Gracie Award® for Outstanding Investigative Feature.
"In every possible way, from financing to distribution, this is the little-film-that-could," said producer/director Michele Mitchell, who is currently in the West Bank filming the company's next documentary. "The team that put this together had a mission: to start a discussion about how to do better at doing good. It's wonderful to see that conversation happening, and recognition is the proverbial icing on the cake for us."
"Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?" tracks the $1.4 billion donated by half of all US households to major charities after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. It features interviews with the American Red Cross, Oxfam, US representatives and more, as well as searing scenes in refugee camps.
The film started as a web series in 2011. In 2012, Oregon Public Broadcasting presented the film on PBS stations.
Executive producers included Ty West, Chantal Gave and Peter J. Rose; editor and post-production supervisor was Nick Louvel; line producer was Jennie Walker; and director of photography was Leslie Owen.
Film at Eleven is an independent multi-platform production company based in Brooklyn, NY.