"The Dominican-American Spirit"
Documentary: 56 min
This documentary was created for "Thirteen, WNET New York"
The Dominican-American Spirit is a documentary tribute to the largest foreign-born ethnic group in New York City. There are over 800,000 Dominicans here, over half having arrived within the past decade.
Through a narrative tapestry of candid interviews and festive imagery, we begin with the tumultuous history of their island home, and arrive at the threshold of a new generation of triumph and achievement in New York.
We learn how their strong island values, love of family, appreciation of nature, good food and glorious music have helped the Dominican-Americans overcome great obstacles to reach today's turning point as proud members of their new community.
Skjalg Molvær was Videographer and Editor.