Wow!! A ‘must watch’ ….
A post by Peter Jordens.
Edwin Velázquez Collazo reports for Ausubo (review of Afro-Puerto Rican culture) on Angélica. Screened during October 2016 at the Caribbean Cinemas International Film Festival in San Juan, the film Angélica by Puerto Rican filmmaker Marisol Gómez Mouakad decries the problem of racism in Puerto Rico.
According to this young filmmaker, the film was shot between Puerto Rico and New York with funding from the Puerto Rico Film Corporation, Ibermedia and private donations. The director tells us that the movie came about after observing the effect that racism has on people and especially on women as they are frequently confronted by racist phrases such as “she is black, but elegant” or “she is a black woman who’s pretty” ― examples of a kind of normalization (of racism). With this movie, she intends to point out that here on the island there is racism too, that…
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