Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

Date: 

Friday, April 19, 2019, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.

Film Series:  April 19 (DRCLAS), Fall (Date TBD, IBA)
Presented by DRCLAS, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard

 April 19 at DRCLAS
TSAI Auditorium 5-9pm

Opening remarks: Julio Fontanet (Dean, School of Law, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico), Pedro Reina (Director of Harvard-Puerto Rico Winter Institute), Doris Sommer (Founder and Faculty Director, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University) and Carmen Oquendo-Villar (Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar DRCLAS)

Disaster and Postdisaster: Después de María: Las dos orillas (Directed by Sonia Fritz) 
Presented by Francisco Colom (Graduate Student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design & Participant of the 2019 Harvard-Puerto Rico Winter Institute) and Laura Pérez Sánchez (Nieman Fellow, examining Puerto Rico’s ongoing reconstruction and use of relief funds after Hurricane Maria).

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Photo: Después de María: Las dos orillas

Economic Hardship: The Battle for Paradise: Naomi Klein Reports From Puerto Rico
Presented by Pedro Reina (Director of Harvard-Puerto Rico Winter Institute)

Communities Stand Up: Brigada Puerta de Tierra (Coordinated by Jesús Bubu Negrón and Luis Agosto Leduc) 
Presented by Doris Sommer (Founder and Faculty Director, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University) and José Falconi (President, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University) 

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 Photo: Brigada Puerta de Tierra

Round Table Conversation: Pedro Reina, Doris Sommer, Jose Falconi, Brigada Puerta de Tierra, Laura  Perez Sanchez, and Francisco Colom 
Moderated by: Carmen Oquendo-Villar

   

Fall 2019 (Date TBD) at IBA

Gender Chronicles: Film Screening and Drag Show Performance
La aguja
(Directed by Carmen Oquendo-Villar and José Correa-Vigier), Mizery (Directed by Carmen Oquendo-Villar & Joaquin Terrones, Deidra Perley), Boquita (Directed by Carmen Oquendo-Villar and Richard Ruiz)
Presented by Laura Pérez Muñoz (PhD Candidate, RLL & Graduate Student Coordinator, Latinx Studies Working Group at Harvard University)

Series presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard, School of Law Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Consulado General de Mexico en Boston, The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), The Theater Offensive, and Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival.