HAITI / BRAZILIAN BIODIGESTOR

11-Aug-2012 00:02:04
The United Nations Mission in Haiti  together with the Brazilian Battalion and the Non-Governmental Organization ‘Viva Rio’ have been installing  biodigestors in public toilets throughout Port au Prince. MINUSTAH

 
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STORY: HAITI / BRAZILIAN BIODIGESTOR
TRT: 2.04
SOURCE: MINUSTAH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: CREOLE, PORTUGUESE

DATELINE: 10 JUNE 2012, PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI
SHOTLIST
10 JUNE 2012, PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI

1. Pan right, street in Cite Soleil
2. Wide shot, man entering the facility of the biodigestor project
3. Tilt down, toilets
4. Pan left, toilets
5. Med shot, man showing the installations
6. Med shot, lid of tank
7. Various shots, man explaining the functioning of the biodigestor
10. SOUND-UP (Creole) Denis GOUSSE, Chief of Project:
"Here is the tank that captures all the feces after using the toilet".
11. Wide shot, man cleaning the facility
12. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Dumel Jean, Responsible for cleaning:
"This is for the first time that such a project was initiated in this area. This project belongs to us. It is now up to us to preserve it, to keep it for our own personal advancement”.
13. Wide shot, Street in Cité Soleil
14. Wide shot, area of Cité Soleil with children
15. Wide shot, facility of biodigestor project
16. Pan left, gas stove with the gas of the biodigestor
17. Various shots, woman cooking eggs
18. Close up, gas cooking with flames
19. Close up, food cooking
20. Zoom, family who is sharing food
21. Medium shot, children eating
22. Wide shot, family sharing food at home
23. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Guerda Presandieu, beneficiary:
“I would not want this project to be stopped one day. I would like it to continue to be useful for us.”
25. Pan right, Street of Cite Soleil, Brazilian military walking
26. SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandre PINHEIRO, Brazilian contingent:
"By developing this kind of project we involve the whole community in the sense that everyone participates, and hence we also eliminate violence and bad actions."
27. Wide shot, girl entering in the facility of the biodigestor
28. Med shot, toilettes installation
29. Med shot, girl getting out of a toilette
30. Wide shot, facility where the biodigestor is located
STORYLINE
Located within Cite Soleil, one of the biggest slums in Haiti’s capital Port au Prince, Drouillard is a small community where a new low cost energy project begun some month ago.

The United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) together with the Brazilian Battalion and the Non-Governmental Organization ‘Viva Rio’ have been installing biodigestors in public toilet areas throughout Port au Prince and now it was Drouillards turn.

The system is quite basic and simple to handle, it requires little infrastructure: toilets linked to a sealed, brick-lined well connected to a basin. The tank called biodigestor receives the human excrement; deprived of air, the bacteria thriving in human excrement eat 85 per cent of the refuse while producing methane gas.

SOUND-UP (Creole) Denis Gousse, Chief of Project:
"Here is the tank that captures all the faeces after using the toilet".

The system provides a solution to simply and efficiently treat human excrement, a major problem in the squalid tent cities that sprung up after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.

SOUNDBITE (Creole) Dumel Jean, Responsible for cleaning:
"This is the first time that such a project was initiated in this area. This project belongs to us, and it is now up to us to preserve it, to keep it for our own personal advancement”.

The project is also proving free energy to more than 100 families living with less than U$ 1 per day in Drouillard. Now up to 5 families have daily access to free food while utilizing the community kitchen.

The kitchen is provided with methane gas through pipes receiving the gas from the biodigestor.

Guerda Prezandieu’s is thrilled to have the possibility to cook in the community kitchen for her children.

SOUNBITE (Creole) Guerda Presandieu, beneficiary:
“I would not want this project to be stopped one day. I would like it to continue to be useful for us.”

The Brazilian Peacekeeping battalion was involved in the project from the beginning and they also brought ‘Viva Rio” NGO into the scene.

One of the main points of this project for the Brazilian military is that now there is less troublemaking in the streets.

SOUNDBITE (English) Alexandre Pinheiro, Brazilian contingent:
"By developing this kind of project we involve the whole community in the sense that everyone participates, and hence we also eliminate violence and bad actions."

The ‘Viva Rio’ NGO has installed around 80 biodigestor tanks in the country and the majority in Cite Soleil.
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