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Film on African-Americans in Dominican Republic

 

PATERSON, NJ - In observation of the 2013 Black History Month and Dominican Heritage Month celebrations, Maria Teresa Civic Association, the Institute for Latino Studies and the Common Roots Project will host a series of free screenings of "African American Settlement in Samana, Dominican Republic," an original 30-minute short documentary in English (with subtitles in Spanish) about the story of six-thousand freed U.S. slaves who settled in Hispaniola in 1824-1825, time when the United States plotted to return its slave population back to Africa.

The documentary, a signature production by Emmy-Award-nominated producer Nestor Montilla, Sr., depicts the saga of thousands of free African-Americans who fled the United States in the first quarter of the 1800s in search for freedom and equal rights in Hispaniola.

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"We hope that this original educational research documentary will raise much needed awareness about the historical ties between African Americans and Dominicans," said Dr. Maria Teresa Feliciano, President and Founder of the Institute for Latino Studies. "Learning about our common racial ancestry helps us build trust, respect, tolerance and understanding, which are essential cornerstones for peaceful, orderly and happier communities."

The screening schedule includes free presentations and discussions with producer Montilla and experts, beginning on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 5:00pm at Maria Teresa Civic Association's headquarter located on 17 Van Houten Street Paterson, NJ 07505. Subsequent presentations at same location will be on Saturdays, February 9, 16 and 23 at 5pm.

 

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