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1950: The Nationalist Uprising + An Excavation of Us

 
 
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
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1950: The Nationalist Uprising

Dir. José Manuel Dávila Marichal
2017, 105min

 

Electrifying, revealing and timely, this documentary revisits a seminal event in Puerto Rico’s history: the 10 days in October 1950 when one hundred people, members of the island’s Nationalist Party, took up arms to overthrow the rule of the United States and establish Puerto Rican sovereignty. The insurgents, outnumbered and ill-equipped, were crushed by the police and the National Guard, and either killed or imprisoned. Buttressed by archival film and photographs and animated reenactments, 1950: The Nationalist Uprising presents the testimonies of five Puerto Ricans who participated in this almost forgotten struggle. They speak about the consequences of the uprising on their lives, and the ideal of freedom that burns within them still.

 
An Excavation of Us

Dir. Shirley Bruno
2017, 11min

 

The shadows of Napoleon’s army fall upon their boat traveling through the mysterious cave named after Marie Jeanne, a female soldier who fought in the Haitian Revolution. It is this battle inside her cave that will become the most successful slave revolution in history.

 
 
 
 
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