In the Dominican Republic, sexual education is almost nonexistent, teen pregnancy rates are staggeringly high, and abortion is illegal in all circumstances. But even as they face tremendous adversity, expecting mothers as young as 14 reveal a fierce determination and a collective hope for a better future. This powerful documentary tackles issues of women's rights, toxic masculinity, domestic violence, and a political system coerced by religion.

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Silverspot Cinema

Director Bio

Paula Cury Melo is a Dominican Republic filmmaker. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts NYC, where she received the Silas H. Rhode Scholarship and a recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Film.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Paula Cury Melo
  • Producer(s)
    Paula Cury Melo, Gabriel Long, Rebecca Atwood
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Paula Cury Melo
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Alejandro Cortes

Film Info

  • Year
  • Category
  • Original Title
    A la deriva
  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Run-Time
    14 min
  • Language
  • Subtitles