Israel and Haiti: More Than Their Politics

July 18, 2012

Martine St. Victor is producing a new 13 episode TV series on Israel, set to air in April 2013. The series, called “Plus Loin Que Prevu” (Further Than Expected) will discover Israel “ beyond the headlines”.

A native of Haiti, St. Victor sees many similarities between the two countries, both of which she believes are often misrepresented in the media. In a blog in Huffington Post, St. Victor writies: “Both countries’ greatest assets are their people. Because of their recent pasts, Haitians, like Israelis have an urgency to live to the fullest supported by a contagious energy and a collective common knowledge to carpe diem. It’s also not lost one me that in the wake of Haiti’s devastating January 2010 earthquake, Israel was the first country on-site, setting up a makeshift hospital in record time”.

Says St. Victor: “.. For both Haiti and Israel, the best publicists, the most efficient brand ambassadors and most enthusiastic champions are their respective tourists. Those who, even after just one visit, breathe thanks to the country’s soul in their lungs, live to its heartbeat and have its vitality in their veins. The mission for these de facto brand ambassadors is simple: rebuke the too often misguided, misleading and too quickly concluding reporting by the media that can pollute the minds of potential visitors”.

Plus loin que pr?vu" will be a 13 1-hour episodes series on the ?vasion network, airing as of April 2013. It will be hosted by journalist Fran?ois Bugingo.


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