Stateless (Hispaniola)

Film

We are excited to announce that our feature documentary film, Hispaniola, now retitled as STATELESS is officially completed! Even more amazing is that the film will see its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020. Dates and showtimes to come.  Congrats to the entire Stateless team and especially to Writer/Director Michele Stephenson, for whom this film has been a 5 year journey and a labour of love. 

Stateless is about the tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent in 1937 that 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. The 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.

 

 

DETAILS

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
RELEASE  2020
90 MIN
NFB/HEFT/RADA FILMS


PRODUCERS

JENNIFER HOLNESS, MICHELE STEPHENSON, & LEA MARIN

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

SUDZ SUTHERLAND, ANITA LEE, & JOE BREWSTER

WRITER

MICHELE STEPHENSON

DIRECTOR

MICHELE STEPHENSON