Pace Student Documentary Screening: Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark
Join the creators for a post-show reception in the Schimmel Center lobby.
In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, nearly three and a half million U.S. citizens were plunged into darkness. Six months later, the pace of recovery is slow, but Puerto Ricans are mending their lives back together. PaceDocs filmmakers spent five days on the island, where they gathered more than 50 interviews with people who survived the storm, asking “what happens to people when infrastructure is completely destroyed? How can we rebuild?” Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark is a moving portrait of the strength, spirit and resiliency of the Puerto Rican people.
50 m. run time (estimated). Rated NR.
Led by Dr. Maria Luskay, the film was shot and cut by the following Pace University students: Nick Aquilino, Christian Arriaga-Flores, Carmen Ballon, Gabriela Corey, Joseph Gonzalez, Seoyoung Hong, Matthew Martinez, Adina McCray, Francy Rios Germosen, Gabriel Rivera, Felicia Robcke, Blake Rozelle, Adiba Sikder, Dev Stafford, Rachel Skopp-Cardillo, Max Vuolle, John Watson, Kelly Whritenour.