PBS Series Black In Latin America – Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided. This is the first part of the entire series. There are 4 episodes; Mexico & Peru, Brazil, Cuba and Haiti & Dominican Republic. Please watch it in its entirety. It is very interesting.
The first part has many scenes from the Colonial Zone including Grupo Bonyé playing at the Ruinas de San Franacisco. I saw many of my friends and neighbors. Professor Gates shares much of the history of the entire island and why it became separated.
An interesting news story about the movie in the online newspaper Acento.com “Los dominicanos no quieren ser negros”