Puerto Rican Film "Jurakán: Nation in Resistance"

$10    |  May 17, 2019  |  7:30PM - 10:30PM

Who is Puerto Rico? How did we get to this crisis? These are complicated questions with complex answers. Join us to watch the documentary Jurakán: Nation in Resistance and for a Q&A with the film creators.

Jurakán has been called: "A love letter to Puerto Rico" "A powerful documentary" "It helped me to understand myself as a puertorriqueña" “The facts reach deep into your heart.”

Jurakán has played in 32 towns and cities to more than 10k people. Join us for the only screening of Jurakán at Sacramento.

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Trailer: https://youtu.be/N4yHSy6jttE
There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Creator's Biography:
Jurakán: Nation in Resistance is Gonzalo Mazzini and Rosa Emmanuelli Gutierrez’s first full-length documentary. These young filmmakers born in México and Puerto Rico, respectively, have studied and been transformed by their experiences outside of their home-countries.

Gonzalo Mazzini, the director, studied film and communications. Rosa Emmanuelli Gutiérrez, the creative producer, studied sociology. The creator's studied at the University of Tampa, where they met.

When Mazzini visited Puerto Rico for the first time in 2013, he observed that this country’s flag always waved behind the U.S. flag, flaunting Puerto Rico’s colonial status. This status raised serious questions in his mind. Having lived in Puerto Rico for most of her life, Rosa was aware of the colonialism yet there were many historical gaps on a reality that had long ago settled on complicity.

Together they ventured on a journey to answer the daunting question, what does it mean to be Puerto Rican? Jurakán is the riveting result of their search for answers.

Rosa and Gonzalo are now working on two documentaries, one of them being Jurakán's sequel, that will document how communities take action in the face of colonialism, and the other one about the Mexican borders.