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12 Cameras: Haitian Women Share their LivesAlessandra Villaamil
Filmmaker's website: http://alessandravillaamil.com
Film DescriptionThere are an estimated 80,000 Haitian migrants, mostly women and mostly undocumented, living and working in the Dominican Republic. These women are easy targets for trafficking and exploitation. They face the constant fear of arbitrary deportation. Their Dominican-born children are denied citizenship, legal identity, valid passports and are largely denigrated by Dominican society. The Haitian migrant women featured in the documentary were taught by industry professionals to use digital cameras and audio recorders to become efficient storytellers in their communities. The women produced 12 stories of hope and struggle, discrimination and poverty as they claim their children's rights to civil existence.
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