Tune in to WYPR 88.1 FM on December 14 at 9:00 a.m. as Sheilah Kast interviews UMBC students Clifford Muse and Huguens Jean for Maryland Morning about their new documentary “Lift Up.” The film follows brothers Muse and Jean as they travel from Maryland to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake to honor the memory of their grandfather. Check out the trailer today and attend a free preview of the film at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C. on December 16 at 7:00 p.m. (no reservation required).
“Lift Up” tells a story of people who have faced profound obstacles with resilience and courage, and it contests overly simplistic representations of Haiti through compelling perspectives from the Haitian diaspora. Muse attended UMBC’s English Language Center after immigrating to the US and is now a senior in information systems. Jean received a BS in computer engineering in 2005, MS in electrical engineering in 2008, and is currently a PhD student in electrical engineering.