Shades of the Border

Patrick William Smith

Dominican Republic/Haiti/USA, Documentary, 2009
12 min, HDCAM, Color
Spanish, Creole, English with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by Austin Film Society

Located on the same small island but divided by class, wealth, and skin color, Haiti and the Dominican Republic face heated immigration issues. Through the eyes of a Dominican newspaper's editor-in-chief and through the lives of several Haitians crossing the Dominican border, this film explores the disconnections between the Dominican media and the reality of violence and racism against Haitians within the Dominican Republic.


Producer: Patrick William Smith
Cinematographer: Patrick William Smith
Editor: Patrick William Smith
Sound Design: Patrick William Smith
Music: Patrick William Smith

shades of the border


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Director Patrick William Smith and cinematographer Roshan Murthy in attendance.