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DOMINICANAS

DOMINICANAS explores the explosion of Dominican models Into the global fashion world, yet they're not considered beautiful at home.

DOMINICANAS

DOMINICANAS explores the explosion of Dominican models Into the global fashion world, yet they're not considered beautiful at home.

$1,013
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 4 2019 12:51 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 4, 2019

About

This documentary was born from the desire to show the phenomenon that are Dominican models – from their beginnings to the catwalks and campaigns of the global fashion world. The beautiful army of Dominicans who have conquered the world of fashion have done so with their many different complexions and their natural hair. Their beauty is the result of the mixing many races.  In the film we portray the prejudices that still exist in the Dominican Republic about this mixture of races.  It's a culture where women have to straighten their hair as children in order to be appreciated in society.   But things have gradually begun to change and there is a whole movement that slowly embraces the Afro-Caribbean identity.

Before the Dominicans there was a huge boom of Russian and Brazilian models, respectively, who dominated the fashion world.  All white, with blue or green eyes and lacy hair – that was the pattern of beauty fashion sought then.

Dominicanas is an inspiring, provocative, human documentary that shows a world of sacrifices these young women have made and still make in the world of modeling.  They are an inspiration to the young girls of color and are changing the world in which we live.

Este documental nacio con el deseo de dar a conocer el fenómeno que son las modelos dominicanas en las pasarelas y campañas mas importante del mundo de la moda. 

Lo interesante es que el ejercito de dominicanas que han conquistado el mundo de la moda, lo han hecho con su tez mulata, su pelo afro, su belleza es el resultado de la mezcla de muchas razas. En el film retratamos los prejuicios que aun existen en la Rep Dom ,sobre esta mezcla de razas. Una cultura donde la mujer tiene que laciar su cabello desde niña, para poder ser apreciada en la sociedad. Pero las cosas poco a poco han comenzado a cambiar y hay todo un “movimiento “que lentamente abraza la identidad afro-caribeña.

Antes que la raza dominicana viviera este boom, las rusas y las brasileñas, respectivamente ocuparon ese lugar, todas blancas, con ojos azules o verdes y lacias cabelleras, llenaban el patrón de belleza que buscaba el mundo de la moda en ese entonces.  

Dominicanas es un documental inspirador, provocador, humano que muestra un mundo de sacrifiios en el mundo del modelaje que muchos no conocen.

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I need to shoot the film in the next six months to be ready for film festivals in 2020.

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    A HUGE THANK YOU for supporting!!!

    Stories about overcoming RACISM are important because they create dialogue and inspire young people. Thank you so much for supporting!!!

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    A HUGE THANK YOU & BEHIND THE SCENES VID

    See all of the models backstage, on the runway, and at home during our three months of shooting!

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    Signed first edition of DOMINICANAS DVD

    Get a signed DVD copy of the documentary just before the Toronto Film Festival.

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    The NYC premier of DOMINICANAS will be a red carpet event attended by the world's top Dominican fashion models as well as the filmmaker, Carlos Lamarche.

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    Dinner w/the filmmaker, Carlos Lamarche

    You and a friend will come to dinner with me and some friends in NYC after the NYC premier. We'll have amazing Dominican food, you can tell me what you thought about the documentary, and we can swap life stories. I'd love to hear from you!

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