An intimate and lyrical portrait of trauma, resilience, and resistance in Puerto Rico at a time when economic, political, and ecological forces post-Hurricane María have created a breeding ground for new predatory colonial practices. Told through the experiences of a close-knit community of hopeful and politicized people and through the encounters with cryptocurrency traders, luxury real estate developers, and newcomers flooding the island, Cecilia Aldarondo’s film raises vital questions about identity, survival, and recolonization. 

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Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Cecilia Aldarondo.

DOC NYC Live event: Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1 ET on Facebook Live– Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo reflects on her documentary about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Director: Cecilia Aldarondo
Executive Producer: Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Sally Jo Fifer, Sandie Viquez Pedlow
Producer: Ines Hofmann Kanna, Cecilia Aldarondo
Cinematographer: Pablo Álvarez-Mesa
Editor: Terra Jean Long
Music: Angélica Negrón
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: Brigade Marketing