Reviews & Quotes | Serenade For Haiti
Video Librarian ★★★
Reviewed by K. Fennessy
"Sainte Trinité symbolizes Haiti itself, working to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds while preserving its best qualities, including a passion for musical expression. Recommended."
Library Journal | Bill Baars, formerly with Lake Oswego Public Library
"Exquisitely filmed and optimistic, this production finds the delight in the midst of turmoil and chaos. It is a wonder to watch the students find the right notes and to see teachers, parents, and children reach a place of harmony."
Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) | Reviewed by Bonnie Jo Dopp, Librarian Emerita, University of Maryland
"Educational takeaways from this will be greatest for people studying Haitian culture and contemporary social life and perhaps Caribbean music. Churches with outreach to Haiti and libraries serving Haitian communities should consider including this film in their programming."
Spirituality & Health Magazine | Reviewed by Bilge Ebiri
"Owsley Brown’s documentary, filmed over seven years, looks at the school, the students, its teachers, and its mission. But it does so in a very clear-eyed way: the violence and desperation of the streets and fields are never far. Offsetting that, however, is the beautiful music emanating from Sainte Trinité’s halls, and the genuine inspiration its students are evidently finding there."