Moving In Place: A Documentary About Puerto Rico's Young Diaspora
About the Show
Following last year’s Category 5 Hurricane Maria, decades of financial crisis, and over a century as a US colony, 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.
Join us for a screening of Moving In Place, 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 María.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our nonprofit partner UPROSE Brooklyn.
Produced and Directed by Lyka Sethi and Geoffrey Iwata
Cinematography by Indio Martinez
Edited by Dilila McDonagh
Music by Camilo Pentzke
Sound by Francisco Rios
Graphics by Katy Cecchetti