Dominican Shorts Program

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Dominican Shorts Program

  1. Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:30 a.m.
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This program of Dominican Shorts was curated by Tanya Valette. All films are in Spanish language with English subtitles.


Ysrael-Dirección Leticia Tonos/11:31 min.
Adaptation of a short story by Junot Díaz. Two boys from a marginal city neighborhood go to spend a family vacation in the countryside, finding themselves faced with an estrangement not so different from that of the short story’s author. The director has made the transition from literature to film with a complicit eye and in a moving and honest way.

Adaptación de un cuento de Junot Díaz. Dos niños de un barrio marginal de la ciudad, van a pasar unas vacaciones familiares al campo, encontrando allí un desarraigo que no es ajeno al autor del cuento. La mirada cómplice de la realizadora hace de este pasaje de la literatura a la pantalla, una pieza conmovedora y honesta.

La Mujer de Columbus Circle-Dirección Freddy Vargas/39:25 min.
Adaptation of a short story by Franklin Gutiérrez. The encounter of a young banker with a disquieting woman in a subway station of New York changes his perception of a reality that comes in layers.

Adaptación de un cuento de Franklin Gutiérrez. El encuentro de un joven banquero, con una inquietante mujer, en una estación de metro de New York, cambia su percepción sobre las distintas capas de la realidad.

Pedro de Bella Vista y su Sueño-Dirección Rodrigo Montealegre/15:17 min.
A short movie situated at the limits between documentary and fiction, and between the two subjectivities of the author and his subject.

Cortometraje que bordea los límites del documental y la ficción y entre dos subjetividades: la del autor y su sujeto.

Vecino-Dirección Argenis Mills/11:05 min.
A Dominican emigrant comes to live in a big city and struggles painfully to survive amidst the nostalgia and the difficulties of his adjustment to his new environments and friends.

Un emigrante dominicano en una gran ciudad y su dolorosa lucha interior por sobrevivir en medio de la nostalgia y las dificultades tanto de su propia adaptación, como la del entorno que lo ha recibido.

Papá está en el Cielo-Dirección Francisco Rodríguez/6:00 min.
The innocence of a boy and the inner workings of Trujillo’s dictatorship come together in this subtle and startling short movie.

La inocencia de un niño y los engranajes de la dictadura de Trujillo conviven en este corto sutil y sobrecogedor.


Event sponsors include Latino Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), College of Arts and Sciences’ Ostrom Grants Program, College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI), La Casa – IU Latino Cultural Center, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of American Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Communication & Culture, Department of History, and IU Cinema.