InteRDom Presents Ballplayer: Pelotero at Drexel UniversityApril 9, 2014
In collaboration with the Drexel University Spanish Club, InteRDom invites Drexel students, professors and community members to the screening of Ballplayer: Pelotero, directed by Guagua Productions, and narrated by actor, writer and performer, John Leguizamo on Friday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. During the event, InteRDom staff will meet and connect with faculty and students to talk about the internship and research opportunities
available in the Dominican Republic.
The film tells the story of two young Dominican baseball players who confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big-League dreams. For 16-year-old Dominican baseball players, or peloteros, the only real chance to escape crushing poverty comes every July 2nd, the day they become eligible to sign
professional baseball contracts. Ballplayer: Pelotero provides an intimate portrait of two prospects as they navigate the calculating, mercenary, and often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseball’s recruitment of the island’s top talent.
InteRDom thanks the members of the Drexel University Spanish Club, specifically Heather Conway, for organizing and co-hosting this event. The Drexel Spanish Club
provides many opportunities for all students interested in the Spanish language to enhance their conversational and comprehension skills outside the classroom setting.
InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), is the premier internship, research and academic study program in the
Dominican Republic. It offers international students the opportunity to research important topics at the forefront of the United Nations agenda, obtain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their fields of study and/or earn academic credits by taking courses and seminars at a local university.