Engaging with those involved with the last film – Kiskey’Art Tour, a collaborative project with musicians from both sides of the island. Pepa Tavarez (Left), an artist, organizer and musician speaks from the Dominican Republic and filmmaker Rachele Magloire speaking from Haiti during the streamed film festival. Photo Tequila Minsky for The Haitian Times

NEW YORK—Dominicans here who advocate for Haitians often become the target of intimidation by ultra-right wing Dominicans. They are sometimes referred to as pro-Haitian, a stigmatized term to them that some Dominicans do embrace.

“It doesn’t stop me,” says Clarivel Ruiz, a cultural worker and activist who initiated the art-based Dominicans Love Haitians Movement to celebrate the two nations’ commonalities and heal from colonization.”

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