The Cibao Savings and Loans Association (ACAP), as sponsor of the new project of the production company Pop Entertainment, announced the premiere of the documentary “Renacer”.
During the press conference, held in the Caribbean Cinemas VIP room at the Downtown Center, it was reported that “Renacer” tells the story of Paralympic swimmer Patricio López, who is currently one of the 10 best competitors in America in various types of swimming.
Yara Hernández, ACAP’s Communications and Sustainability Manager, said that the financial entity has been working since 2019 to promote an inclusive approach through programs that promote institutional culture, “with a vision aimed at establishing a design for all, which ensure physical and commercial accessibility and labor inclusion for people with disabilities, with equal opportunities”.
He explained that this is the second Pop Entertainment film project that ACAP has supported as a sponsor. “On this occasion we have felt even more identified with his ideas, because it is a testimony and a real life story with so much power, and with the potential to support us in the institutional objective of raising a voice of awareness about the barriers that prevent or limit the participation of people with disabilities in society”.
The premiere of the documentary written and directed by Tito Rodríguez, which was fully translated into sign language, is scheduled for March 23 in Caribbean Cinemas theaters.
After its premiere in movie theaters, ACAP will take it free of charge for a year to cultural centers and universities in the country in the different cities and provinces in which the financial entity has a commercial presence (National District and the province of Santo Domingo , Santiago, Mao, La Vega, Moca, San Francisco de Macorís, Tenares, Bonao, Baní, La Romana and Bávaro).
The producer and director of Pop Entertainment, Danilo Reynoso, stated that the production company hopes that more people will learn about and be inspired by this story. “Patricio is an example, not only for athletes with disabling conditions, but for any human being.”
In this sense, Evelyna Rodríguez, executive producer, said she felt that she owed a debt to the deaf community with which she has been working for seven years, so the documentary was “perfect to give a true message about inclusion.”
Also, Patricio López, commented with emotional words that he still did not believe the documentary. “Today I am glad that my story can reach and inspire others; swimming changed my life, inside the water I am another person”.
Patricio has participated in the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and in this 2023 he seeks to secure a position in the 50-meter breaststroke, the 150-meter medley, and the 200-meter freestyle for the Paralympic World Cup, as well as the regulatory times to qualify in the next Pan American Games in Chile, and from there to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.