The short film competition brings the Dominican diaspora closer to their country

Santo Domingo, December 1 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Institute Abroad (INDEX) today announced the winners of the short film competition “Huellas de mi Quisqueya,” through which citizens residing abroad narrated their experience of living outside their country of origin.

During the competition, sponsored by Banco BHD and with the support of the Directorate General of Cinema (Dgcine) and Palacio del Cine, the first place winner was announced for the short film “The True American Dream”, presented by Rita Dameron, Isabella Breton and Gabriel Acevedo, residents of the United States.

Second place went to Jeure Taveras, who also resides in the United States, for the short film “Take Me Too,” and third place went to Cesar Almonte, who resides in Japan, for the short film entitled “The Player.”

Aniana María Dominguez was honored with a special mention for her work “Olas de mi Quisqueya”; Virginia del Sol Rodriguez, with “The Dominican Guide to Surviving England”; and Julio Antonio Mejía, with the Dominicans in Holland.

A press release indicated that this competition aimed to contribute to strengthening the national identity of Dominican communities abroad and linking them more closely to their country of origin. Promoting national culture and stimulating the creation of audio-visual materials with the aspects that these people remember most about their land.

The award ceremony was chaired by Ambassador Carlos de la Mota, Deputy Minister of Dominican Communities Abroad and Executive Director of the Index, who noted that in this edition “we witnessed stories that transcend distances and cross oceans to reach people’s hearts.” Those who miss the coasts, colors and sounds of their beloved Quiskia.

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“This competition not only celebrates cinematic creativity, but also strengthens the bonds that unite us with a community that exists in many countries, but is always connected,” said Deputy Minister De La Mota.


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