Since the dawn of humanity, migration has been an integral part of the human experience. 'Diaspora' is a documentary chronicling how migration shaped the Caribbean identity and how its diaspora continues to do so.

“Diaspora” is a documentary about the formation of Caribbean identity through culture, ideas and art as it traveled, mixed and communicated within the migration to and from the region. It features interviews from the likes of Julia Alvarez (“In the Time of the Butterflies”), as well as a visual journey across the Atlantic: from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Puerto Rico all the way to the isle of Goree in Dakar, Senegal.


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Diaspora (2022)

Feature (60mins) Documentary


The Dominican Republic, United States of America, Spain, Senegal


English, French, Spanish


No Rating


José Ramón Alamá


Héctor Valdez


Héctor Valdez | Gilberto Amado


Sun 24 Sep 2023, 5.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Tue 26 Sep 2023, 5.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Caribbean Premiere

Héctor Valdez

Héctor Valdez

Hector M. Valdez was born in Santo Domingo in 1989. He began making short films throughout his collegiate years at McGill University. In 2017, his film “Melocotones,” premiered and was selected as the Film of the Festival at the Raindance Film Festival. In 2019, his followup film “Malpaso,” World Premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and represented the Dominican Republic at the Spanish Academy Awards in 2020.

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