Crew returns to Haiti

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TORONTO - Five months after the disastrous earthquake, the Inside Disaster documentary crew returns to Haiti to continue filming. Donations, press attention and funds are diminishing and, with the hurricane season about to hit, tensions are running high - millions are still without proper shelter or care.

Haitians that are residing in camps are being encouraged to return to their homes but, with land rights causing a building gridlock and hurricane season looming, the country has a long way to go. The crew will cover breaking stories and reconnect with the earthquake survivors and humanitarian workers they followed during their month-long shoot immediately after the earthquake.

The Inside Disaster documentary series offers unprecedented access to the International Red Cross relief teams throughout their post-earthquake recovery efforts. The crew will be following the stories of both the victims and heroes that survived and responded to the quake.

"When a disaster first hits, media coverage is intense, but the news reports are short-lived. Humanitarian agencies remain years after a big disaster to help reconstruct a country. The obstacles they face are many and complex. Inside Disaster explores the issues surrounding disaster recovery, reconstruction and prevention." - Nadine Pequeneza, Director.

The Inside Disaster website offers a rich resource of frequently-updated photos, blog posts, video and mini-documentaries from the front lines of post-earthquake Haiti.

Series director Nadine Pequeneza will be available for interviews from Port-au-Prince between June 6th and June 12th.

The series will air on TVO, Canal D, Access and SCN in 2011 and is being distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which has all rights to the series outside Canada. Produced in association with TVO, ITVS Global Entertainment, Canal D, ACCESS, SCN and ichannel, with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the participation of the Canadian Television Fund.

PTV Productions Inc. is an established, diverse & innovative producer of documentaries, lifestyle and factual series. It is owned and operated by Andrea Nemtin and Ian Dunbar. PTV Productions works with broadcasters and co-producers in Canada and around the world, and owns a growing library of over 60 hours of award-winning and award-nominated documentaries and series.

For further information: or to schedule an interview please contact Lyndsey Westfall, lwestfall [at], (416) 531-0100 x233