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Conscientious Projections: MOVING IN PLACE
Thursday, October 18 @ 6:30 pm
Conscientious Projections spotlights films that address topics of social and political significance. In addition to a screening of the film, academics, journalists and activists will join us to discuss relevant issues and provoke a discussion of what each of us can do to affect change.
Following last year’s Category 5 Hurricane Maria, decades of financial crisis, and over a century under US colonial rule, many Puerto Ricans are choosing to leave the island in search of seemingly better prospects. Migration projections for the coming years are startlingly high, and many of those leaving their homes in Puerto Rico are young, educated, and skilled — taking their talents and potential off of the island.
Moving In Place is a documentary film featuring Puerto Ricans in their 20s and 30s who share their experiences navigating life on and off the island. They unpack the complexities of Puerto Rican identity and loyalty – and the difficult decision of whether to stay or leave – especially in the devastating wake of Hurricane María.
We’ll be joined by independent filmmakers Lyka Sethi and Geoffrey Iwata, who co-produced and directed Moving In Place, for a conversation about the importance of spreading awareness of the island’s political status and building empathy toward Puerto Rican communities in the States.
Dir. Lyka Sethi. 2018. 64 min.
Stick around after the film! Each ticket is redeemable for $2 off any drink at the bar.