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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  • Title (Original): Sugar
    Title (English): Sugar
    Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
    Producers: Paul Mezey, Jamie Patricof,
    Jeremy Kipp Walker
    Country of Origin: United States
    Year of Completion: 2008
    Running Time: 114 min.
    Format/Color/Bw: 35mm, color
    Language: Spanish, English/ Spanish Subtitles

  • Film Credits
    Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
    Producers: Paul Mezey, Jamie Patricof,
    Jeremy Kipp Walker
    Executive Producer: Anna Boden
    Screenwriters: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
    Cinematographer: Andrij Parekh
    Editor: Anna Boden
    Music: Michael Brook
    Cast: Algenis Pérez Soto, Rayniel Rufino,
    Andre Holland, Michael Gaston

Film Synopsis
Sugar: The latest film from the team behind the prize-winning Half Nelson, Sugar follows Miguel Sugar Santos, a Dominican baseball player struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull his family out of poverty. He gets his break at age 19, when he is recruited to the U.S. minor leagues and travels from his tight-knit community to a small town in Iowa. Miguel struggles with the new language and culture despite the welcoming efforts of his host family. When his play on the mound falters, he begins examining more closely the world around him and his place within it, and ultimately questions the single-mindedness of his life's ambition. | Read More >

Date: March 21st, 2012
Hour: 6:00 PM

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 N.E. Second Avenue,
Building 1, Room 1261, Miami, FL 33132
R.S.V.P.: 212-751-5000

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