New York.– José Mariá Cabral’s film "Jaque Mate" reached this year’s New York International Latino Film Festival.
The film tells the fictitious story of prominent TV host David Hernández, who hosts a show called Jaque Mate (Check Mate) in the Dominican Republic. The show is popular among the country's working class.
Things take a turn for the worse when a kidnapper calls Hernández on live television telling him he is holding his wife and son hostage.
According to Cabral, the intense film is meant to depict "how TV influences society. It touches upon the social issues. It’s a movie you can place anywhere and people can relate to it."