Friday, September 29, 2023

The documentary Orgullo de Quisqueya will be in cinemas from September 27th

Caribbean Cinemas and Postopia announced the premiere of the feature-length documentary “Orgullo de Quisqueya” on the 27th of this month at 6:30 p.m. at the Caribbean Cinemas Downtown Center.

This is the first film produced by journalist Jessica Hasbn and creator Kelvin Liria, directed by Tito Rodrguez.

The film stars prominent Dominicans in other countries who have left their mark thanks to their talent and commitment.

For the production, the production team led by Jessica Hasbn, Kelvin Lira, Tito Rodrguez, and Oliver Mota traveled to Egypt, Canada, the East Coast of the USA, Colombia, and Spain.

“Orgullo de Quisqueya” tells the stories of Dominicans who achieved success abroad thanks to their talent.

The public screening in cinemas begins on the 28th of this month.

Jessica Hasbn commented, “Dreams are the name for our goals and objectives that start far away but get closer the harder we try.” Pride of Quisqueya is without a doubt a dream come true.

Kelvin Liria said of the production: “Orgullo de Quisqueya is just a small excerpt of the value of our people who, regardless of shortcomings and obstacles, find a way to excel and achieve their dreams all over the world.”

For his part, director Tito Rodrguez said: “To honor and make visible the achievements of our diaspora through this documentary gives me great pride and satisfaction.”

The feature-length documentary’s main characters include Julissa Reynoso, the first female ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of Spain; the story of Dr. Bernarda Jiménez, a social activist and defender of immigrants’ rights in Spain; and the work of architect Kathleen Martnez, a Dominican archaeologist who has been trying for 20 years to find the tomb of Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.

The documentary, for which Oliver Mota did the photography direction and Carlos Germán did the line production, also presents the testimony of the Dominican singer-songwriter Vicente Garca, winner of Latin Grammy awards and recognitions in the country, who developed his career in Bogotá, Colombia.

This includes the foreign career of the young television presenter of the program “Despierta América”, Francisca Lachapel, who stood out in the United States through her participation in the Nuestra Belleza competition.

The documentary also features the story of Ariel Suero, a Barahona native who holds the position of senior animator at the multinational Sony Pictures in Canada and narrates his journey to realize his dreams. It also introduces Scarlin Hernández, a NASA engineer originally from Jánico, Santiago, who is one of the key figures in the development of the James Webb Telescope.

The public will learn about José Ramón Genao, the first public sector student to receive a full scholarship to study at Harvard University in Boston, as well as the story of Kemel Arroyo, who made history despite opposition in New York City’s transportation system Since he comes from Bonao and suffered a bicycle accident in his youth, he was in a wheelchair.

The documentary also tells the life of Purita Abreu, a Dominican woman who, despite her humble origins, managed to stand out as a businesswoman in the gastronomic sector in La Florida.

The protagonists of the documentary, Francisca Lachapel, Ariel Suero, Scarlin Hernández, Kemel Arroyo, Ramón Genao, Bernarda Jiménez, the singer-songwriter Vicente Garca, Julissa Reynoso, and Kathleen Martnez from Egypt, were invited to the premiere gala.

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