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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Film Title (Original): The Republic of Baseball: The Dominican Giants of the American Game
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic/United States
Year of Completion: 2006
Running Time: 83 min.
Format/Color/BW: Digibeta/Color
Language: English / Spanish Subtitles

Film Credits
Director: Daniel Manatt
Producers: Daniel Manatt, Rob Ruck
Screenwriter: Rob Ruck
Cinematographer: Lance Gewer
Editor: Bret Granato
Music: Mark Kilian, Paul Hepker
Participants: Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Mothusi Magano, Zenzo Ngqobe

Film Synopsis

The Republic of Baseball: The Dominican Giants of the American Game is the story of Felipe Rojas Alou, Juan Marichal, Manny Mota,Ozzie Virgil and Felipe’s brothers Mateo and Jesus who prepared the wayfor the Dominicans who dominate Major League Baseball today. Despite their fame, the story of the heroism they showed in their fight for triumph has gone largely untold – until now. | Read More >

Date: October 14, 2011
Hour: 6:30 PM
Rutgers University, Camden Campus
303 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102