Bamsees, Boats + Bazodee: Highlights From the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival

September 29, 2015


My Father’s Land (Bahamas/Haiti)
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Miquel Galofrรฉ and Tyler Johnston’s My Father’s Land follows Papa Jah, a Haitian gardener living in the Bahamas, as he returns home to Haiti after 40 years to visit his 103-year-old father. This small, personal story, opens a window to a much larger narrative: The prejudices faced by Haitians living abroad elsewhere in the Caribbean. Through the experiences of Papa Jah and his family and neighbors, we are privy to the hardships and discrimination faced by Haitians in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic (where the filmmakers make a brief stop on their way to Port-au-Prince).