Jeremy Robins

JEREMY ROBINS (director, co-producer) is a media educator and filmmaker with a passion for visual storytelling. In early 2004 he produced and directed “The Cause of Pierre Toussaint,” a documentary on a 17th Century Haitian former slave who is now being considered for sainthood by the Catholic church. He worked for POV, editing and designing curriculum for "POV's Borders" (2002), a web-based documentary exploring migration and adolescent identity. He's recently worked as a field producer for MTV’s True Life, and has worked as a Director of Photography on shows for PBS and the Hartley Film Foundation. As an educator, he teaches production classes at Downtown Community Television (DCTV), and has led documentary projects with NYC public high school students since 1998. He has also written for The Independent Film & Video Monthly and the Brooklyn Rail.

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The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn
Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas
2010, 52 min., Color/BW, US/Haiti
Part carnival, part vodou ceremony, and part grassroots protest, Haitian “Rara” is one of the most breathtaking and contested forms of music in the Americas. The Other Side of the Water follows a group of young immigrants who take this ancient music from the hills of Haiti and reinvent it on the st...

The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn (72)
Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas
2010, 72 min., Color/BW, US/Haiti
Part carnival, part vodou ceremony, and part grassroots protest, Haitian “Rara” is one of the most breathtaking and contested forms of music in the Americas. The Other Side of the Water follows a group of young immigrants who take this ancient music from the hills of Haiti and reinvent it on the str...


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