a film by Juan Carlos Dávila and yarimar Bonilla
Yarimar Bonilla, co-editor of the book Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Haymarket, 2019), travels through Puerto Rico to interview journalists, poets, photographers, visual artists, and cocommunity activists in this documentary film. The film explores the ongoing "aftershocks" experienced by Puerto Ricans in the wake of Hurricane María, which include state failure, social abandonment and disaster capitalism. Through thought-provoking interviews, affective readings, and representations of Puerto Rico’s decaying infrastructure and empowered community, the film explores both the unfolding crisis in Puerto Rico as well as the emergence of new political imaginaries.
Funding provided by: Hunter College-CUNY & Haymarket Books