Founded in 1992 at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York is the first and only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent.
Film, Video, Audio Collection
Emigrantes: Rumbo a la Madre Patria
Emigrantes: Rumbo a la Madre Patria. Produced by Mabo Medios Audiovisuales. Santo Domingo/Spain, 2005. Spanish. Color; 30 minutes. DVD.
This documentary focuses on a large immigration wave from the Dominican Republic to Spain that originated in the 1990 economic crisis in the country. The documentary examines issues of poverty, gender inequality, unemployment and racism in both place of origin and host country-all of this centered on the 1992 xenophobic murder of Dominican immigrant Lucrecia Pérez that took place two months after her arrival to Spain.
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