Deported: Screening & Discussion
The film Deported looks at immigration issues from a unique angle; what happens to foreign-born U.S. residents after they are deported? Filmmakers Rachèle Magloire and Chantal Regnault followed members of a unique group of outcasts in Haiti: criminal deportees from North America. Most have not been on Haitian soil since they left as very young children. Many no longer have family on the island and speak little, if any, Creole. Through a series of individual portraits, Deported gives voice to the former offenders and their families. Viewers are left to ponder the multifaceted impact of repatriation and whether it creates more problems than it solves. The panel will include the film’s director, Rachèle Magloire, and Guerline Jozef, a leading immigration expert who has testified before Congress.