Throughout his 30-year movie career, Danny Glover has gotten worldwide recognition for his humanitarian work. In fact, he currently holds the title of goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). So it’s actually not surprising to hear that the Dominican Republic will be honoring theLethal Weapon star when he attends the country’s D.R. Global Film Festival.
The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo will be giving Danny a special PhD this month in recognition for his work with human rights and AIDS-related causes. According to Hispanically Speaking, a lavish ceremony will take place when Glover arrives, for him and the 475th anniversary of the school.
After that, Danny will visit the Film Festival and serve as a guest speaker.Charlie Chaplin’s daughter Geraldine will also be in attendance, presumably to discuss her career and her father’s legacy of films.
Another honoree will be the late Maria Montez. A true Dominican legend, she broke down several racial barriers with her 1940’s movie career.
You can find out more about the Festival (and the honorees) by visiting the official DRGFF website.
By Michael Lopez