I, Susan Frame, would like share our experience with Zusel Escriba on behalf of the staff at Jakmel Ekspresyon Community Arts Center (JE) in Jacmel, Haiti.
Zusel has been an energetic partner for the students and staff at JE. The volunteer work she has accomplished within the Center has been facilitated by her genuine character and ability to make those she is filming feel comfortable. Her enthusiasm for the work, keeps her focus on the task at hand and rarely can we divert her from her goals. When we have taken her to the beach or to the mountains to show her the life of Haiti, she sees it as another opportunity to capture footage for her work. Even though there is a focused and serious approach to her work, there is always a bit of playfulness to her attitude that makes us all feel happy in the moment.
Zusel has become a part of the team at JE and we all appreciate her efforts to help us move forward. I see her strive to not only create a beautiful film that tells our story but also to help us create a space that makes this world a better space for those who have less than most. We are all excited for her next visit so we can continue our collaboration and community building together.
Susan M. Frame Director