“DEPORTED takes an unflinching look at the plight of Haitian deportees trying to desperately integrate in a foreign society that is less than welcoming.”
Alexandra Phanor-Faury, Ebony Magazine
“Since the immigration debate almost never takes up issues affecting blacks, DEPORTED offered us a rare, important opportunity to sound the alarm on and inspire dialogue concerning crucial issues impacting many immigrants and their families.”
Leslie Fields-Cruz, Black Public Media
Third World Newsreel is proud to announce the educational release of Rachèle Magloire & Chantal Regnault’s DEPORTED, a new documentary film about members of a unique group of outcasts in Haiti: criminal deportees from North America.
Through the portraits and interviews of four deportees in Haiti and their families in North America, DEPORTED presents the tragedy of broken lives, forced separation from American children and spouses, and alienation and stigmatization endured in a country they don’t know and don’t understand, a country that most of them left at a very early age.
Since 1996, the United States has implemented a policy of repatriation of all foreign residents who have been convicted of crimes. Every two weeks, about 50 Haitian nationals are deported from the United States; 40 percent are convicted legal residents who completed their jail sentence in America. To a lesser extent, Canada applies a similar policy. DEPORTED, winner of Best Documentary Award at the Vues D’Afrique International Film Festival, goes far beyond the borders of Haiti and addresses the global issue of migratory policies.
DEPORTED will be part of the Ayiti Images Film Series, a new initiative to showcase the Haitian experience on screen in South Florida. Filmmaker Rachèle Magloire will be be available for Q&A after the screening.
October 1st, 6:30pm
Free Screening & Panel Presentation “US Deportation Policy: A Humanitarian Crisis?”
Florida International University, South Campus, South Dade
October 2nd, 7pm
Screening at University of Miami School of Communication, Shoma Hall Screening, Coral Gables
Suggested Donation $11/$7
October 3rd, 7pm
Screening at Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami
October 4th, 2pm
Free Screening at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale
October 4th, 8pm
Screening at Lake Worth Playhouse, West Palm Beach
DEPORTED is available from Third World Newsreel for educational purchase and a free discussion guide is available courtesy of Black Public Media’s documentary series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange. For more information about DEPORTED, please contact Third World Newsreel.
Watch trailer: http://twn.org/catalog/previewwin/gvwin.aspx?pid=305