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Boat People

Boat People (1982)
Director: Bernard Nicolas
3/4" video, color

After being jailed by the Macoutes for complaining about worker exploitation at the baseball factory where he worked, a Haitian man and his family attempts to escape to the United States. On the boat, they are forced into the ocean at gunpoint far from the Florida coast, causing the man’s wife and his infant son to drown. The man is saved by an elderly couple, once illegal immigrants themselves. The couple helps the man to bury his son at sea and to gain entry to the United States. 

Available for research at UCLA

Film Credits

Individual Role(s)
Bernard Nicolas Director