Being 1st Generation

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We chat with actor, writer Nabil Vinas about being 1st generation. He talks about his upbringing, connecting to his roots and the language, and how to make a mean mangu!
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About Nabil
Nabil Viñas (AEA) is an actor, screenwriter, and producer born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City to parents from Moca in the Dominican Republic. He was the co-lead in “Program” which premiered at the 55th New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, and played HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival among others worldwide. He produced and acted in the feature film “Tomorrow Ever After” which screened theatrically in 5 cities, earning critical acclaim in major press. Nabil is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Screenwriting from The New York Foundation for the Arts. As a screenwriter, his short film "Come Back Hailey" played several New York festivals. He is developing his first feature script tentatively titled "Los Malos (The Bad Ones)". Nabil facilitates training in SEL and Restorative Justice through the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.
Link to the piece Nabil wrote in 2014: Did You Know That Nabil Was Black?" (Dominicans and Their African Heritage)

The place Nabil works at: MorningsideCenter.org

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This episode was produced by: Quinton Cameron, Mercedes Ilarraza, and Rocio Mendez

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