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Hispaniola

Dir. Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson; Prod. Jennifer Holness

Synopsis

A small Caribbean island, hosts two nations, both beautiful in culture, but tragic in history.

In 1937 the Dominican Army massacred over 30,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Now fast-forward to year 2013, where 200,000 people born in the Dominican Republic have been left stateless as a result of the country’s court ruling that strips the citizenship of individuals born in the country of Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929.

As a contemporary legacy of the genocidal act of 1937, we follow three families impacted by the recent Supreme Court ruling and examine the decision that undermines a tension from years past.

 

 

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