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.
COMPANIES: NFB, PBS, POV, AlJazeera
TYPE: FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
STATUS: RELEASING 2020
DURATION: 90 MIN
JENNIFER HOLNESS, MICHELE STEPHENSON, & LEA MARIN
SUDZ SUTHERLAND, ANITA LEE, & JOE BREWSTER