‘Angélica’: a film that discusses racism and sexism in Puerto Rico

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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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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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