We Are All Dominican presents documentary film Hasta la raíz [Down to the Root]—directed and produced by Juan Carlos González (Dominican Reepublic). The screening takes place tomorrow, May 12, 2018, at 6:00pm, at Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria in New York, New York.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Dominican activist Ana Belique of reconoci.do and Astou, a Bronx-based educator of Senegalese descent, also a DACA recipient. The speakers will explore the intersections of race, immigration, and structural anti-blackness in a global context.
Description: Imagine the country where you were born and raised telling you one day that you do not belong anymore because of your parent’s origins. You would be forced to deny who you are, to hide your roots, excluded from civil life, and condemned to live in poverty. ‘Down to the Root’ is the story of three Dominican women: black, poor, and struggling to get back their stripped nationality. While doing so they proudly embrace their Haitian heritage and confront, with nonviolent methods, powerful people and institutions who have built an ideology to stigmatize them.
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