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The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets at the Ashland Library, Community Room, every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00–9:00 pm. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcome. Admission is free.

Haiti and Dominican Republic: An Island Divided
April 11th at 7:00pm

The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present a film from the four-part series, “Black in Latin America,” from Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “Haiti and Dominican Republic: An Island Divided” will be our next film.

Standing on the Massacre River dividing Haiti from the Dominican Republic, Gates points out that in Haiti they speak Creole; in Dominican Republic they speak Spanish. Dominican’s are proud to be part of a mixed-race society while Haitians are proud to be black. Haiti gained independence from France while Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.