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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On the occasion of Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development invites you to a discussion forum

Meet renowned Dominican Film Director and Producer, Fernando Baez.
A National Treasure!

Learn about Dominican Cinema since its beginnings, its evolution, and achievements, and how the industry has become a cultural expression of the country.

About Fernando Baez
Fernando Báez, is the Founder and President of Unicorn Films and Grupo Único. He has made more than 250 documentaries. He has been director of production at various TV channels in the Dominican Republic, as well as director and producer of the ecologist documentary series La Imagen Nacional (The National Image). He has won many national and international recognitions and awards as a TV director. He has Masters Degrees in both Cinematography and Film Direction. His film productions include, amongst others, Tiempo para Cosechar (Time to Harvest), Un Pueblo con Alma de Carnaval (A Village with Carnival Soul), Dominican Republic… Sus Ríos, Saltos y Lagos (Dominican Republic… Its Rivers, Waterfalls and Lakes), and the newly released feature film El Rey de Najayo (The King of Najayo).

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, Instituto Cervantes,
211 East 49th St.
New York, NY 10017

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