Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Documentary on the Deportations in the DR

A new 11 minute-long documentary called Needed But Unwanted: Haitians in the Dominican Republic came out on February 10th. It was directed by Susan Farkas and is focused on the recent deportations resulting from the Dominican government’s decision to take citizenship away from certain Dominicans of Haitian descent. The short documentary exposes the discrimination faced by people of Haitian descent in DR, their daily fear of deportation and the precariousness of the camps of refugees at the border. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. FILM – Needed but Unwanted: Haitians in the Dominican Republic Susan Farkas, IRIN News February 10, 2016 SANTO DOMINGO, 10 February 2016 (IRIN) – Hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic are at risk of arbitrary deportation or of becoming stateless. Even though many […]

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