The CSRD's Created Equal Film and Arts Series presents "Local Voices."
Join us for a screening of the documentary film "América's Home" followed by a discussion with the filmmakers C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan.
About the Film:
América's Home" is an inspiring film about senior citizens and young people fighting gentrification in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago. This documentary is as much about displacement and colonization as it is about the transformative power of the cultural arts, community and belonging. Filmed in neighborhoods across the Puerto Rico, "América's Home" features América “Meca” Sorrentini Blaut, a feisty Puerto Rican woman in her 70's who lives on fixed income. Meca and her contemporaries struggle to convert her family’s historic home in Santurce into Casa Sofia, a cultural center…and save it for the community from developers who offered $2 million to bulldoze it.