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Fast & Furious

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Dom Toretto is a former street racer who, along with his crew, hijacks an oil truck out on the highway. Dom is living the life of a fugitive in the Dominican Republic, but after suffering a devastating personal loss, he is driven by revenge to return to Los Angeles to bring down an elusive drug smuggler. He is reunited with undercover FBI agent Brian O'Connor who let him go eight years earlier. Brian is also on the case of the drug smuggler and he must come to terms with Dom and make amends with Dom's sister, whom he betrayed in his original pursuit of Dom.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fast & Furious 6

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Following their successful Rio heist, Dom and his crew of professional criminals have retired around the world. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam has left their lives incomplete. Hobbs asks Dom and Brian to help him take down an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers. In return, their crew will receive full pardons and be allowed to return home.
DVD
2013
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Pelotero: Ballplayer

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A compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo that is a gritty and rare look inside the recruitment of top talent baseball players from the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel Sano and Jean Carlos Batista are among 100,000 teenagers vying for a handful of coveted contracts with baseball teams. As they turn sixteen years old and become eligible to sign, each must navigate the fiercely competitive and frequently corrupt system if they are to lift their families out of poverty.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Price of Sugar

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This documentary profiles the courageous Father Christopher Hartley, a Spanish priest who travels to the Dominican Republic to stop a modern-day slavery operation. Thousands of Haitian men are forced to work in inhumane conditions to harvest sugar cane for the wealthy.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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My American Girls: A Dominican Story

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Dominicans are New York's largest and fastest growing immigrant group. This film chronicles the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to New York City through one family with three daughters. Each daughter is traveling down a different road as their mother, Sandra, struggles to do right by each of them, as they grapple with being a bicultural family while negotiating the hurdles of their adopted city.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Frontiers: Haiti and the Dominican Republic

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On the island of Hispaniola two worlds face each other: Haiti to the west, the Dominican Republic to the east. There is poverty, corruption and drug-trafficking in Haiti, while an economic boom linked to tourism has occurred in the Dominican Republic. The border is plagued by daily violence and tension. Formerly a thriving, prosperous French possession inhabited by descendants of African slaves, Haiti is now one of the poorest countries in the world. The film looks at the inhabitants of one Haitian town close to the border, Ouanaminthe, which is suffering severe economic, social, political and health crises. In order to survive, many cross the border to sell their wares in the markets, paying a stiff border tax and undergoing humiliating treatment from the soldiers and the Dominican [...]
Online
2004
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La Fiesta del Chivo

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1992. Urania Cabral returns to her hometown. She can barely recognize the old man, mute and motionless, almost inert. It is her father, Augustin Cabral, alias "Brain", President of the Senate and right hand man of Trujillo, the dictator during many, many years until he fell into disgrace. Urania remembers all this after an absence from her family for 30 years.--http://www.lafiestadelchivo.com.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dominican Women [electronic resource]

The program examines the Dominican Republic that tourists rarely see-a nation of sex markets, prostitution, poverty, and lack of educational opportunities. The current economic crisis and its effect on middle-class life are discussed, along with efforts currently under way to alleviate the social and economic problems. We hear from women on all levels of society, from prostitutes to the Vice President of the Dominican Revolutionary Party, who discuss rarely seen facets of Dominican life.
Online
2006; 1992
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Say My Name

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"In many countries minority groups face discrimination, and negative stereotypes divide national and local communities. Say My Name documents the work of MRG's Street Theatre programme in addressing these issues, following professional and minority actors as they work together to combat discrimination and racism in four countries. In Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana and the Dominican Republic, we see how street theatre is used to educate and inspire communities with performances in public spaces. Featuring interviews with actors, directors, and audience members, and footage of performances from across the globe, Say My Name charts how Street Theatre works with minority and majority groups to unite communities against prejudice"-- http://www.minorityvoices.org/news.php/en/1341/mrg-documentary- [...]
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Haiti and Dominican Republic [electronic resource]: An Island Divided

In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of intermarriage, and how the country's troubled history with Haiti informs notions of racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves' hard-fought liberation from Napoleon Bonaparte's French empire became a double-edged sword.
Online
2011
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My American Girls: A Dominican Story

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This is a vivid portrayal of a year in the life of the Ortiz family -- hard working Dominican immigrants who live frugally in Brooklyn and dream of retiring one day in their native country. Their American-born daughters have different ideas and aspirations. These bittersweet contradictions form the core of the film as we watch the family sort out the rewards and the costs of pursuing the American dream. Sandra, the mother, grew up in the Dominican Republic, with 14 brothers and sisters, where there was no electricity or running water. She came to Brooklyn in 1975, all alone, seeking better work and pay. She and her husband, Bautista, hold two jobs each as hospital cleaners. Despite their long hours and relatively low pay, they provide their children with a comfortable lifestyle and t [...]
Online
2001
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Black Sugar

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Examines the mistreatment of Haitian workers hired to cut sugarcane on plantations owned by the Dominican Republic State Sugar Council. It also describes the fraudulent recruitment promises, the practice of confiscating workers' official papers, extremely low wages, and the squalor, disease and hunger of the workcamps.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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U.S. Marines Arrive in the Dominican Republic ca. 1965

In 1962 leftist Juan Bosch was elected president of the Dominican Republic. One year later, he was overthrown and a military junta was installed. Bosch and his supporters soon regrouped and in 1965 attempted to topple that regime. The United States, meanwhile, had sent troops to the Dominican Republic with the official intent to protect the military government from Bosch's revolutionaries. However, President Lyndon B. Johnson made it clear that he intended to prevent the spread of communism in the Caribbean.
Online
2007; 1965
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Sosua: Make a Better World

This video tells the story of Jewish and Dominican teenagers in New York City's Washington Heights, who together with the legendary theater director, Liz Swados, put on a musical about the Dominican rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler's Germany. Award winning filmmakers Peter Miller and Renee Silverman interweave an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the neighborhood with this little-known Holocaust story. Through the young actors' eyes, we are introduced to a morally complex history in which the Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo - a murderous strongman - took in the Jews, largely because they were white. At the same time, he was also murdering tens of thousands of Haitians because they were not. But the main story lies in the present. Over the course of the film, we are engrossed [...]
Online
2016; 2013