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Black in Latin America

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Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America. Directed by Ricardo Pollack, Diene Petterle and Ilana Trachtman. Produced by Henry Louis Gates Jr (Inkwell Films), William R. Grant (Thrirteen), Jonathan Hewes (Wall to Wall). Haiti,Santo Domingo,Cuba,Brazil, Mexico and Perú, 2011. English, Spanish, Creole and Portuguese. Color; 240 minutes. DVD.

    This is a 2-disk four-part TV series hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the African legacy in the Dominican Republic among others. The series looks at issues of race and culture in Latin American and Caribbean countries where historically African influenced music and beliefs systems co-exist alongside European cultural motifs.