On Friday, November 7th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club presents Mi Puerto Rico, a moving documentary that explores the island's varied, rich cultural traditions and the role of United States colonialism on the Puerto Rican diaspora experience.
Produced by Raquel Ortiz and Sharon Simon, Mi Puerto Rico follows Ortiz as she moves back and forth between her childhood in the Bronx and Puerto Rico, where she interviews poets, abolitionists, revolutionaries, and politicians in an examination of the people and events that have shaped the island.
By illuminating the past and examining the present, the film reveals a struggle for Puerto Rico's national identity, which has in part been shaped by the island's ambiguous relationship with the United States.
Come see this beautiful film that includes music, literature, art, photos and archival film footage to offer an authentic picture of Puerto Rico's rich heritage. Please RSVP here.
MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club
Friday, November 7th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
175 East 104th Street