Ottawa Public Library – Main Branch
120 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5M2
As part of THE NFB IN LIBRARIES programming for Black History Month, the Ottawa Public Library will have multiple bilingual screenings throughout March throughout their 33 branches.
For more info, contact the organiser: biblioottawalibrary.ca
Stateless (Michèle Stephenson | 2020 | 95 min) – original version in Spanish and Haitian Creole with English subtitles
In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army, on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929, rendering more than 200,000 people stateless. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows the grassroots campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris, as she challenges electoral corruption and fights to protect the right to citizenship for all people.