Filmed and Edited by: Oliver Astrologo
Put your headphones on, sit back, relax and let yourself be immersed into the authentic Caribbean lifestyle following the rhythm of music and discover a land of culture, art and extraordinary colonial architecture!
This short film is the result of 16 extraordinary days of travel in #DominicanRepublic – from #SantoDomingo to the #Samaná Peninsula, discovering a plethora of unique landscapes: mountains, forests, cliffs, hidden beaches and mangroves!
Some of the locations featured in this video – Full map with coordinates and photos available here: oliverastrologo.com/dominicana-film-map
Santo Domingo, Juan Dolio, Bayahibe, Samaná, Cayo Levantado, Las Galeras (La Playita, Playa Rincon, El Fronton, Monte Azul), Cabrera (Río San Juan).
Note on cockfighting
Although this bloody sport is popular in the Dominican culture I’m personally averse to any “amusement” practice against every kind of animal. All YouTube proceeds from this video will be donated to the PETA association.
Most historical accounts of slavery were written by colonists and planters. Researchers are now using the tools of archaeology to learn more about the day-to-day lives of enslaved Africans—how they survived the conditions of slavery, how they participated in local economies, and how they maintained their own agency. Host Sarah Crespi talks with Contributing Correspondent Lizzie Wade about a Caribbean archaeology project based on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and launched by the founders of the Society for Black Archaeologists that aims to unearth these details. Watch a related video here.
Sarah also talks with Jonathan Schulz, a professor in the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, about a role for the medieval Roman Catholic Church in so-called WEIRD psychology—western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic. The bulk of psychology experiments have used participants that could be described as WEIRD, and according to many psychological measures, WEIRD subjects tend to have some extreme traits, like a stronger tendency toward individuality and more friendliness with strangers. Schulz and colleagues used historical maps and measures of kinship structure to tie these traits to strict marriage rules enforced by the medieval Catholic Church in Western Europe. Read related commentary.
From the Sunset at the Palms website:
…one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica as selected by Trip Advisors Peoples Choice for 2018 and 2019.