My Father’s Land is a feature documentary directed by Miquel Galofré and K. Tyler Johnston, winner of the 2015 Amnesty International Human Rights Prize and brought as part of Books & Cinema’ summer film series. The documentary highlights Haitian identity issues in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic and will be presented along with a short fictional film, Purgatorio.
My Father’s Land follows the journey of 64-year-old Papa Jah, determined to visit his aging father in Haiti despite the danger of losing his right to return to the Bahamas, where he’s lived since age 18. As a strict deportation policy and growing xenophobia sweeps the country, news from Haiti arrives that his 103 three year old father has taken ill. Papa Jah risks his tentative legal immigration status, and returns to Haiti, the land he left behind, in hopes to reunite with his father; before it’s too late.
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