Posts Tagged With: Puerto Rico.

Loggerhead turtles in Culebra, Puerto Rico

We welcomed the New Year in Culebra, one of the islands of the Puerto Rican archipelago. It is best known for Playa Flamenco, one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Lesser known is Playa Tamarindo and its well preserved and protected coral reef that hosts thousands of marine species. Sara and Daniel […]

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Río Piedras

I grew up in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. It was an independent municipality before it was incorporated into San Juan, the capital city. Río Piedras holds a special place in my heart because it is where I first entered a movie theater as a young pre-teenager boy. It was called the Teatro New Victoria. Just […]

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La Casa Ausente Update

La Casa Ausente was shown in 5 different locations in Puerto Rico. Before and during the screening I did a short media tour. Thanks to Antonio Betancourt, Ilia Vélez and Joseph Villalobos for their help in coordinating many of these activities. (Check out the photos from some of the stops of the tour and the […]

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Documentary La Casa Ausente Update

As many of you know, I completed the documentary La Casa Ausente in late 2013. The film had its world premiere in December of 2013,  at the 35º Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in La Habana, Cuba. This is the most important festival in the Latin world, covering South, Central and North America, and the Caribbean […]

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Music and migration.

When you least expect it, it hits you like a ton of bricks. I have lived in Zürich now for two months. The language, the lifestyle, the people, the money, and the landscape are all different and foreign to me. Yet I am very happy and feel at home with Petra. I am not homesick […]

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A visual metaphor of my country’s political reality.

Living away from your country, by default, makes you think about it more than usual. It certainly gives you distance in a physical and psychological way. When I first left Puerto Rico to live in the States back in the late 1970’s, I remembered noticing how the Puerto Ricans living in the USA were stuck […]

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Not American

I see and hear Americans on the train irregularly. Generally they are not the stereotypical Ugly Tourists. However, after having lived half of my live in the USA, with an American passport since birth and two American-raised children, I am not inclined to approach them. I am not one of them. They do not see […]

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