Today, the 7th Edition of The Dominican Film Festival in New York will feature a special retrospective of Dominican filmmakers in the diaspora. “Dominican Women Diaspora / La Nueva Ola: Dominicanas en la diaspora” takes place today, Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 3:00 to 4:30pm at ARMORY – Hall of Fame Theater (216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York).
Description: The 7th Edition of The Dominican Film Festival in New York will feature a special retrospective of Dominican filmmakers in the diaspora. The retrospective is dedicated to promote equal opportunities for Dominican women and Latinas who work in the film industry as producers, directors and actresses. The fact that women make up 50 percent of the world’s population and are not yet well paid or on an equal footing in the film industry is what leads us to present these films and opinions of the female filmmakers who are part of the Dominican Diaspora.
The Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY): DFFNY’s mission is to promote a new generation of Dominican filmmakers along with established ones. DFFNY strives on strengthening the vital economic and cultural relationship of the Dominican Republic with the United States. The festival’s main objective is to inform New York City audiences about Dominican cinema and its relation to the history, politics and social life of the country through an aesthetic approach. The festival’s program will showcase an array of works reflecting the city’s diverse population including a large ratio of Latinos from 21 countries.