How (Not) To Build a School in Haiti
A Documentary About Development
TRT: 91 minutes
My role: Co-Editor
How to Build a School in Haiti tells the story of Tim Myers, a well-intentioned construction manager, and his charity’s problematic attempt to completely fund and build a new school in Villard, questioning his own intentions and development itself along the way. The documentary follows this single development project from beginning to end spanning five years, revealing the challenges and pitfalls of charity across cultures. It is a case study in international development, a portrait of the impact this kind of work has on the recipients and agents of international aid programs.