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Stateless

Michèle Stephenson
2020 | 1 h 36 min
n 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013: the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929, rendering more than 200,000 people stateless. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows the grassroots campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris, as she challenges electoral corruption and fights to protect the right to citizenship for all people.

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Feature Film
    Latino International Film Festival, Boston
    2020
  • BlackStar's 2020 Best Feature Documentary Award
    BlackStar Film Festivaf, Philadelphia
    2020
  • Special Jury Prize: Canadian Feature- with a cash prize of $2500
    Hot Docs (ONLINE), Toronto
    2020