My Father’s Land

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Title: My Father’s Land
Director: Tyler Johnston and Miquel Galofré
Year: 2015
Country: Haiti and The Bahamas
Runtime: 60′
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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Synopsis
Papa Jah, a humble Haitian gardener, has lived in the Bahamas for 40 years. As his marginalized community, faces a strict new deportation policy and growing xenophobia in the Bahamas, he returns to Haiti, to reunite with his 103 years old father and the land he left behind.

My Father’s Land is a feature documentary exploring the life of Papa Jah, a humble Haitian Gardener, whom has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, building a life for himself and his children, while living in a marginalised Haitian community nicknamed the Mud. When news arrives of his 103 year old Father taking ill back in Haiti, Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. He then sets out on an adventure, traveling back though Haiti, to his families small village on the island La Tortue, to reunite with his Father; hopefully before its too late. Juxtaposed against the strikingly rich visual texture of the Caribbean, this travel adventure story entertains through humor, intimate cultural spaces and vivid landscapes, while touching on socio-economic complexities of immigration, culture and identity.

My Father’s Land won the Amnesty International Award at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2015.

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