October 7, 2013

Dominican Film Takes Center Stage at Drexel University

Dominican Film Takes Center Stage at Drexel University New York, October 7, 2013
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InteRDom Internships in the Dominican Republic, in partnership with GFDD’s Dominican Film Showcaseprogram, and in collaboration with Café Latino and the Drexel University Spanish Club, is hosting a unique event this Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Drexel University, which will introduce  students to Dominican film and provide them the opportunity to  dialogue with the film’s director and producer.

InteRDom invites Drexel University students and teachers and surrounding community to the screening of Ana’s Struggle, directed by Dominican filmmaker, Bladimir Abud, who will join us for a conversation about the film following the screening.  This special event gives InteRDom the chance to meet and connect with faculty and students about the program and generate interest in traveling to the Dominican Republic to  perform internships in Dominican organizations.

Young and accomplished Dominican film director, producer and screenwriter, Bladimir Abud is best known for his 2012 film, Ana’s Struggle (La Lucha de Ana). The film won three International Awards, including Best Picture of the year 2012 at the Premios Soberanos. With his films being socially focused, he won awards for Best Short Film at the Global Film Festival FUNGLODE in 2008 and the Festival of Santo Domingo shorts in 2000. He has directed and produced If I could save you (2010), Blameless (2009), A young man named Juan Bosch (2009) and Los Super (2013).

The Dominican featured film, Ana’s Struggle, tells the story of Ana, whose only son gets involved in a drug deal that leads to his murder. The film focusses on the corrupt system that Ana is forced to contend with, as she attempts to find justice for her son.

InteRDom and GFDD thank Dr. Maria de la Luz Matus-Mendoza, Associate Professor of Spanish at Drexel University and creator of Café Latino, and the leaders of the Drexel University Spanish Club, Kahlil Gedin and Heather Conway, for co-hosting this event. Café Latino is a monthly tertulia that disseminates Latin American and Peninsular culture within Drexel University. It is an informal gathering where current topics are discussed. It is a place to meet with writers, artists and speakers to deepen knowledge and understanding of the Spanish speaking culture. The Drexel Spanish Club provides many opportunities for all students interested in the Spanish language to enhance their conversational and comprehension skills outside the classroom setting.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 5:30-9:00pm
Location: 113 Stratton (Campbell Auditorium), located on Chestnut and 32nd Street across from main building.
Drexel University
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Free Admission and Refreshments

Join us in the celebration of Dominican cinema and be part of the conversation.

For more information:
Margaret@globalfoundationdd.org and/ormm349@drexel.edu www.dominicanfilmshowcase.org

InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), is the premier internship, research and academic study program in the Dominican Republic. It offers international students the opportunity to research important topics at the forefront of the United Nations agenda, obtain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their fields of study and/or earn academic credits by taking courses and seminars at a local university.