Documentary Film Screening with Q&A: "Stateless" by Michèle Stephenson
In 2013 the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic (DR) upheld legislation that stripped citizenship from individuals of Haitian heritage born in that country. Hispaniola is a feature documentary that will take audiences on a cinematic journey through the day-to-day lives of people directly impacted by these new laws.
Interweaving the present day stories of the Elena and Amelia with dramatic personal accounts of the 1937 Parsley Massacre (over 30,000 Haitians killed at the hands of Dominican soldiers), the film beautifully juxtaposes how past and present converge as it explores themes of genocide and otherness. Stateless provides audiences with a spellbinding visual narrative that reflects on the larger questions of how imposed borders, citizenship and racial identity define us and may seal our fate.
See the film and hear from the award winning director, Michèle Stephenson.
To RSVP, see the trailer and find out more: https://bit.ly/2YKUMwZ
When you RSVP you will get a link to the film and the Zoom talk with the director.
Spelman College, the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Third World Newsreel and DominicansloveHaitians.