Fiona McGarry received funding under the Winter 2011 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to travel to Haiti.
Almost three years after a magnitude seven earthquake struck the country, death is ever-present. Cholera has killed 7,500 people alone, on top of the estimated 200,000 – 300,000 who died in the quake itself. With this project, Fiona looked at the problems that have arisen arising during the slow rebuilding process, due to disputes over land and delays with aid pledges.
Following her trip to Haiti, Fiona produced a four-part print feature series entitled ‘Beyond the Mountains’, which was published by the Connaught Telegraph on 4th, 7th and 14th, August and 4th September 2012; a feature-length radio documentary, entitled ‘Home Thoughts from Haiti’, which was broadcast by Midwest Radio on 30th December 2012; and an illustrated feature for www.mayotoday.ie in December 26, 2012, to publicise and to coincide with the radio documentary.