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Crossing Hispaniola| 15mins
Director: Irene Herrera, Deborah Acosta, Alessandra Villaamil | Producer: Sanjeev Chatterjee
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
Subject Tags: americas, gender, haiti, human rights, media, migration, race, united states
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
This short documentary focuses on the issues faced by Haitian migrant women living in the Dominican Republic. Many Haitians cross the island of Hispaniola to the neighboring country with the hope of finding a better life. As migrants they become a particularly vulnerable population that is often discriminated against, exploited and whose human rights are violated. The second part of the documentary follows the women's experiences as they participate in a workshop by industry professionals and learn to use digital cameras and audio recorders to become active storytellers in their communities. Co-directed by Irene Herrera, Deborah Acosta and Alessandra Villaamil and produced by the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami, in collaboration with the Jesuit Refugee and Migrant Service Dominican Republic. For a complete view of the project "Vwa Fanm" please see or (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Miami - 2010)

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