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Dominican girls on film

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Aaron Matthew’s hourlong documentary My American Girls: A Dominican Story will screen at 6:30 pm Tuesday, July 29, at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. According to the museum website, “The film follows a year in the life of the Ortiz family, first generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic. From hard-working parents who imagine retiring to their rural homeland to fast-tracking American-born daughters caught between their parent’s values and their own, this film spurs discussion about the contradictions surrounding contemporary immigrant life.”

The director will be present for a discussion following the screening, which is co-sponsored by PBS’s P.O.V. series. The event will be at the museum shop, 108 Orchard St (at Delancey), and it’s free.