Because of their Haitian ancestry, Elena and her family have lost their Dominican citizenship. She must negotiate an opaque bureaucracy in a racist, hostile society, or else remain stateless in a country intent on deporting its darker-skinned citizens.
Short (29mins) Documentary | Dominican Republic, Haiti
Filmmaker, artist, Michèle Stephenson, pulls from her Panamanian and Haitian roots to think radically about storytelling and disrupt the imaginary in non-fiction spaces. She tells deeply personal stories created by, for and about communities of color that reimagine and provoke. She is the recipient of three Emmys and Sundance Jury Prize and an NAACP Image Award. She is also a Guggenheim Fellow and a Creative Capital artist.