My Father's Land

About This Episode


My Father's Land explores the life of Papa Jah, a humble Haitian gardener who has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas building a life for himself and his children, while living in a marginalized Haitian community nicknamed the Mud. When news arrives of his 103-year-old father taking ill back in Haiti, Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. He sets out on an adventure, traveling back though Haiti, to his family's small village on Ile de la Tortue, to reunite with his father...hopefully, before its too late.

Juxtaposed against the strikingly rich visual texture of the Caribbean, this travel adventure story entertains through humor, intimate cultural spaces and vivid landscapes, while touching on the socio-economic complexities of immigration, culture and identity.