Professionally, it was seeing the film realized. I also met people I’d like to work with again under more ideal circumstances.
Personally, it was going to Sierra Leone, a country I had been researching for quite some time. Many Dominicans are encouraged to shun anything associated with the African Diaspora. Our food, dance, music and many parts of our culture spawn from West Africa. And most Dominicans are of mixed-race (even though they swear to be “indio”; which is sadly misinformed because Columbus committed genocide against the Amerindians living on the island within the first few decades of his corporate invasion). So, to be back in West Africa was something of a spiritual sojourn for me.
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