Citizens of Nowhere
Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay et Régis Coussot / 2015 / 52 min. / Canada / Spanish & creole / FRENCH SUBS , ENGLISH SUBS , Spanish
September 2013. The Court ruling is reached. Almost a quarter million Dominicans of Haitian descent have just become stateless because of the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal’s decision. Identified as scapegoats for all the problems affecting the country, they have lost everything: their rights, their liberty, their identity.
Presented as a tale and narrated by Haitian poet and playwright Jean-Claude Martineau, this film takes us to the very heart of the human drama lived by these migrants who have sacrificed everything to follow their dream of freedom.
Cast & Crew
Directors: Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay & Régis Coussot
Screenplay: Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay & Régis Coussot
Editors: Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay & Régis Coussot
Sound: Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay & Régis Coussot
Music: Robert Marcel Lepage & Koralen
Sound mix: Peter Lopata
Narrator: Jean-Claude Martineau
After getting his master’s degree in International Relations, Nicolas also underwent training as a stage technician. In Quebec City, he worked on several productions and more recently, as an independent filmmaker. At the same time, he was involved in various humanitarian projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Strongly committed, he is interested in issues related to global development and human rights.
Born in France, Régis Coussot completed university degree in communication and journalism. Globe-trotter, he traveled nearly 55 countries before settling in Canada in 2005. Soon, he published articles and photographs for newspapers in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal before making his first documentaries, especially for Productions The route. In 2012, he completed the INIS documentary program in order to perfect his directorial craft. Through his achievements, Régis Coussot seeks to reveal the subjects we usually ignore.
International Documentary Film Festival - DocsDF, Mexico
Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, Canada
Traces de vies, France
Festival International du Film des Droits Humains de Guadeloupe, France
Cinéma sous les étoiles, Canada
Festival International du Film des Droits Humains de Paris, France
Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec, Canada
Festival Rencontres Cinémas Martinique, France
Dominican Film Festival in New York, USA
Latino Docs, France