‘Our Lives in Transit’ – Film screening and Q&A in Madrid, Spain
Minority Rights Group International is proud to present the screening of our documentary ‘Our Lives in Transit’, followed by a Q&A with:
- Jenny Morón, Head of the legal department at Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitianas (MUDHA)
- Rosa Iris Diendomi, lawyer of Reconoci.do
- Laura Quintana Soms, Coordinator of the cultural project in the Dominican Republic at Minority Rights Group International (MRG)
- Francisco Ortiz, Protection department lawyer at UNHCR Spain
- Esteban Beltrán, Director of Amnesty International Spain
Our Lives in Transit, is a 30-minute documentary showing life in the Dominican Republic in the aftermath of a controversial law that leaves over 200,000 people doubting their own identity.
Rosa Iris is a young and determined lawyer; we experience a year in her life as she fights for the rights of her community.
There is a huge threat over her and others in her position. She is no longer allowed to call the country she was born in, home. ID documents are being confiscated, buses are picking up anyone without proof of who they are and deportations have started.
Despite living in the Dominican Republic all their lives, Dominicans of Haitian Descent face daily discrimination, sometimes violent. Because their parents or grandparents were born in next door Haiti, but mainly because they are black.
This story of migration and nationality, rejection and belonging resonates with people all over the world. Identity and integration have never been so relevant, as we face a global crisis over who has the right to live where, how communities form and who we are.
This film was made in partnership with the Dominican organisation Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitianas (MUDHA) and the production company The Playroom.
This film is funded by the European Union. This content is the sole responsibility of Minority Rights Group International and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.