After Maria: The Two Shores - Film Screening and talk on Puerto Rico

Thu, Apr 02, 2020 - 06:30 PM — Thu, Apr 02, 2020 - 09:30 PM
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This is now an online event.  We will share a link to the film and then have a ZOOM conversation with filmmaker Sonia Fritz and members of the SiemPResente collective.

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This evening is to present the film After Maria: The Two Shores and the filmmaker Sonia Fritz, but also to talk about what is happening now in Puerto Rico, post-Maria and post-earthquakes - and what can and should be done to support the people there.

The documentary Después de María: Las 2 orillas (After Maria: The Two Shores) is a look at Puerto Rico eight months after the passing of the hurricane. It explores several grassroots projects around the island, and what happened to families who had to evacuate and the efforts to rebuild.  Sonia Fritz, the filmmaker, both lives and works in Puerto Rico and can speak to what the situation is right now.

In addition, members of the collective SiemPResente will speak about what is needed now and what folks here in the US can do.  SiemPResente works to stimulate ideas, create connections between Boricuas on the islands and those in the diaspora and promote and execute responsible and sustainable ideas, visions and projects in Puerto Rico.

This program is copresented by, the Documentary Forum at CCNY and Third World Newsreel.

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April 2nd, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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