10/14/2011 02:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Les Enfants Perdus : Looking Into the Soul of a Culture

If you want to see the soul of a culture, look at its art. You will see traditions passed on from generation to generation. You will see their natural resources, their unique hand. Most importantly, you will see the beauty of the culture's history and the hope of its future. This is truly what Haiti is for me. The artisans of Haiti paint an exquisite picture of what is possible, of endless potential, of a limitless future.

My work with artist and photographer Russell James to preserve indigenous cultures has only amplified through our work in Haiti. Our travels to Haiti started in response to the devastating 2010 earthquake, but what we found in the midst of the rubble was beauty rising through the eyes and hands of Haitian artisans.

This film is a window into that beauty. As a co-producer, I was thrilled to work with Russell, David Belle, Mark Anton Read and a host of additional creative talents to create a way for others to experience the sensuous and visually stunning story of Haitian artisans and their craft. The result is this extraordinary film, which opens a window into the world of Haitian creativity, beauty and resilience.