Free Doc About Dominican Republic Traditions, Culture at Connolly Library on April 1

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There will be a free screening of the documentary "Hay un país en el mundo" at the Jamaica Plain Connolly Branch Library on April 1.

José Pintor directed this documentary, which takes its name from the famous Dominican poem by Pedro Mir. It is a walk through the natural landscape of the Dominican Republic, describing the country’s historic, cultural and social values as explained by experts in specific areas of interest. It is a project that was made by a collaboration by historians, anthropologists, folklorist and journalists of the Dominican Republic. It also gives a musical tour of the country and utilizes music from more than a dozen musicians from different times in the history of merengue and bachata. The documentary one hour and 30 minutes long.

The movie "Hay un País en el Mundo" (There's a Country in the World), will be followed by a discussion on the importance of keeping the multicultural heritages alive in Jamaica Plain, which is a prideful neighborhood rich with art and culture.

There will be an photography exhibit of Dominican carnivals and their traditional masks will be presented by Isaías Amaro, a famous folklorist of the Dominican culture and the carnival in the Caribbean and Latino America.

This event is an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development to promote a better understanding and appreciation of the Dominican culture, values and heritage in the Dominican Republic and abroad. District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley is cosponsoring this event.

The movie starts at 5 pm.