About the Initiative

As a part of its mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of the Dominican culture, values and heritage, and to create opportunities for discussions of contemporary issues relevant to the Dominican society in the homeland and abroad, GFDD reaches out to the Dominican community living the New York Metro Area and to all those interested in the Dominican culture by organizing ongoing events: Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple.

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Join us at our next Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple as we continue to celebrate the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of the Dominican Republic!

Audiences can't seem to get enough of this fascinating documentary journey into the religious customs, folkloric traditions, natural diversity, history and cuisine of La Vega and its many municipalities including La Vega, Jarabacoa, Constanza and Jima Abajo.

Stick around after the screening and get a rare personal glimpse into the making of this incredible film when the filmmakers and representatives of the documentary will discuss all that went into making this one of the most illuminating documentaries on the rich and vibrant culture of this little known corner of the DR. And as a special treat, get ready to salsa as we bring to you the sights and sounds of an authentic and unforgettable La Vega Carnival with special guest & historian, Cesar Arturo Abreu Fernandez.



Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway
New York, NY 10032

R.S.V.P.: 212-751-5000

Films Credits:
Title: Discover La Vega: Pride of my Land
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Year of Completion: 2012
Duration: 46 minutes
Language: Spanish, English and French