(Puerto Rico, 2021) Social, Environment / 54 min . Spanish & English w English Subtitles / Rated PG-13
Dir: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
“We Still Here” introduces the incredible youth of Comerío, Puerto Rico navigating the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a disaster that brought an unprecedented level of devastation to the country. 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, but 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.
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is an internationally-recognized and award-winning filmmaker. He is the Founder of @fistuptv a media platform uplifting and telling stories from communities across the world who refuse to be silenced and the co-founder of Defend Puerto Rico. His most recent film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba recently aired on WorldChannel / PBS. Eli’s dedication to his craft is deeply connected to his commitment to social justice and the belief in the transformative power of film.