• Feature Film
  • 2021
  • 90 Mins

Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows families of those affected by the 2013 legislation stripping citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, uncovering the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the grassroots electoral campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris. A co-production of POV, Latino Public Broadcasting, and Black Public Media. Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival.

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Critical Acclaim

A fascinating, often infuriating work of non-fiction, Stateless is a richly textured piece of filmic revolution.