To commemorate December 1st, the Director for Costa Rica, The Office of the Executive Director for Central America and Belize of the Inter-American Development Bank and Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington DC hosted the sensational DC Premiere of "First Lady of the Revolution" at the IDB's Cultural Center. The standing room only event drew a packed crowd that spilled into an overflow room.
Before the film, audiences were surprised with a brilliant performance by the talented group Sound Impact! The quartet played excerpts from Stephen Smith's award-winning original score to the film!
The audience was then treated to a stimulating talkback and candid conversation with Doña Henrietta, director Andrea Kalin and Tico journalist Glenda Umaña.
Director Andrea Kalin to Doña Henrietta: "We were inspired by your quest and by your boldness in making your own destiny. You found the power within you to carve out the life you wanted. You sought that wonderful world, but the wonderful is within you."
The Q&A covered complicated questions on topics ranging from US policy in Latin America to Doña Henrietta's reflections on New York ("it can be tremendously exciting...if you can afford it!").