PLAFF 2012 Winners
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting collaboration between organizations in the United States and the Dominican Republic in order to conduct research, enhance public understanding, design public policies, devise strategies, offer capacity building and foster exchange in the areas crucial for the social, economic and democratic development of the Dominican Republic, Caribbean and Latin America.
This year, GFDD is a special partner with the Providence Latin American Film Festival in order to foster a long term relationship and work towards a common goal of showcasing the best in film and the visual arts from the Dominican Republic. PLAFF and GFDD are committed to bringing quality Dominican-focused films to PLAFF audiences, while simultaneously promoting awareness of topic of historic, artistic and cultural importance to the Dominican community in Rhode Island. For additional information on the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development and its films, visit: www.dominicanfilmshowcase.org
GFDD supports these directors, their films, and panelist*
Ross Finkel, is the film director of “Pelotero”
Bladimir Abud, is the film director of “La Lucha de Ana”
Yamile Eusebio, is the New York Office Director of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD).
Fernando Báez, is the Founder and President of Unicorn Films and Grupo Único. He is a guest judge for this years PLAFF.
*See Judges/panelist page for more information on each person above.
Brought to you in partnership with GFDD
La Lucha de Ana/ Ana’s Struggle (2012)
Director : Bladimir Abud
Genre : Thriller
Duration : 90 minutes
It is the story of Ana, a flower seller who seeks justice for a murdered son.
Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011)
Directors: Guagua Productions : Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jon Paley
Duration: 82 minutes
In the run-up to the most important day of their lives, two young Dominican baseball players confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big-League dreams.