Dr. Steeve Coupeau Goes One-on-One with Jon Bessire, Director of Living Lost, April 29, 2016

NYIHA MEDIA’s own Dr. Steeve Coupeau sits down with Adolfo Doring to discuss his film 4/27/16

S.C.: Can you talk about selection of your cast and crew and/or interviewees?

J.B.: My crew was picked because of their adventurous spirit and the ability to run-and-gun in, sometimes, hostile surroundings. And of course lacking the comfort of a studio stage. The cast for this particular film was necessary to be indigenous and local to the place where I was shooting, both in San Francisco and Guatemala. My desire was to have real people in a scripted situation.

SC: If you had a message which you hope that viewers would remember about this film what would it be?

J.B.: Life is short - live it to the fullest; Resist the rut at all costs!


 S.C.: What is the biggest obstacle you face to complete this project?  

A.D.:   Having to narrow down the material so that it would flow naturally but also tell a story within some kind of structural framework. 

S.C.: If you had a message which you hope that viewers would remember about this film what would it be?   

A.D..:  That a successful life is measured by the relationships we form and being able to effect people in positive ways. The amount of emails of inquiry and support that I have gotten from people who studied under both Roy and Rose is uncanny. People love them because they were generous and giving. Career as far as worldly success is the carrot dangling at the end of the stick and it often leads people into misery, greed and self-loathing. 

History of Haiti reviewed with History of Vietnam in Multicultural Education
Quick and valuable reference material, such as a timeline of historical events and a synopsis of notable people in the country's history.