GOD WILLING, YULI \ 70 mins \ Dominican Republic

For Yuli, a Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic for more than 35 years, it has been an ongoing struggle to raise her children with dignity as she deals with her precarious immigration status. In the midst of government regularization, imminent deportation and personal upheaval, the questions arise: What really makes us belong to a place? How are the links between the land and its people made?

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Best Feature Documentary - Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival; Best Documentary - Caribbean Tales International Film Festival; Amnesty International Human Rights Prize - Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival; Best Documentary - Rencontres Cinémas Martinique; Best Documentary - Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale; International Documentary Film Festival; Dominican Documentary Panorama at Sunto Domingo International Film Festival; Caribbean Tales International Film Festival; Acampadoc - Panama; Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival; ATLANTIDOC; Guadeloupe International Film Festival; Rencontres Cinémas Martinique; Panama International Film Festival; Censurados Film Festival

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Jean Jean

A Dominican-Haitian actor and filmmaker, Jean Jean earned the award of Best Iberoamerican Actor at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, by his first starring role in the award-winning "Woodpeckers" (Jose María Cabral, 2017), the Dominican Oscar & Goya contender. He began his career in Dominican theatre, working with the Grupo de Teatro Orgánico in several critically acclaimed plays. At the same time, he has become a regular face in the Dominican film industry in films such La Soga and Ladrones a domicilio and A Dios que me perdone, among others. After his training as documentary filmmaker at the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV, Cuba), he continues to work as an actor, while developing his career in directing. Si bondye vle, Yuli (God Willing, Yuli, 2015) is his first feature documentary film.

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