THE Sean Penn got in his hands a camera and recorded his trip to Haiti after the catastrophic 7 magnitude earthquake in 2010. The documentary Discovery + is entitled “Citizen Penn” and for its creation Oscar-winning actor collaborated with the organization CORE and director Don Hardy.
The documentary will premiere on Discovery + subscription service on May 6.
Sean Penn, according to the Athens News Agency, was on the island in the first days after the earthquake, in which 250,000 people died and about five million were displaced. THE Haiti changed Penn’s life.
The actor went there for what he thought was a two-week relief mission to deliver supplies, help doctors provide immediate medical care and then leave and return to normal life.. Instead, he stayed and created the J / P HRO (now CORE) organization, which took on the task of managing the largest IDP camp in the country.
He also played a key role in the development of tests for COVID-19 in the United States and in the operation of the largest vaccination center at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, something that the documentary filmmakers later added to the film.
«From climate to conflict resolution, poverty and COVID-19, citizenship requires more and more helpSays Sean Penn. “Help alone can be a bumpy road, but we all have to go through it.”
“Don Hardy has been with CORE (JP / HRO) for over a decade and I hope the film will be an inspiration to those who watch it. It shows the good, the bad and the ugly, “he says.
“Citizen Penn” is a film about how you build an airplane while it is already in the air and how you keep it flying as it grows bigger than you ever imagined. Hopefully CORE’s work will inspire others to come forward to help, to volunteer, to donate, to participate. “This is not the time to stand on the sidelines,” says the director of the documentary.