WE STILL HERE / AQUÍ ESTAMOS
WE STILL HERE / AQUÍ ESTAMOSDirected by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
In response to the government's disregard and poor relief management during Hurricane Maria, young residents from Comerío, Puerto Rico activate themselves by taking control and transforming not only their lives but their community. WE STILL HERE / AQUÍ ESTAMOS introduces the incredible youth of Comerío, navigating the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a disaster that brought an unprecedented level of devastation to an island already in economic and political crisis. In the lush mountains in the center of Puerto Rico, 24-year-old Mariangelie Ortiz leads a group of young residents who never thought they would become the leaders of their community, nonetheless find themselves traveling to Washington D.C. to protest in the halls of Congress. Follow them in this coming of age story to find their power and begin creating a sustainable future for themselves and their community.
Photo: Brigada Palomas is a work brigade formed by these young leaders who came together to transform and reimagine their community in Comerío after Hurricane Maria.