MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 41,426 this week

Mi Puerto Rico (1995)

 -  Documentary | Family | Music
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 19 users  
Reviews: 2 user

This documentary presents a personal journey through Puerto Rico's rich African, Taino, and Spanish cultural traditions with revelatory stories by poets, abolitionists, revolutionaries, and... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


Related Items

Search for "Mi Puerto Rico" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mi Puerto Rico (1995)

Mi Puerto Rico (1995) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mi Puerto Rico.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Felipe Luciano ...
Himself
Raquel Ortiz ...
Herself (Narrator)
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

This documentary presents a personal journey through Puerto Rico's rich African, Taino, and Spanish cultural traditions with revelatory stories by poets, abolitionists, revolutionaries, and politicians, all of whom have struggled for a national identity that has been greatly influenced by the island's ambiguous relationship with the United States. Using interviews, literature, poetry, the collages of artist Juan Sanchez, along with archival film footage and photographs, Mi Puerto Rico gives the viewer a musical, visual, and historical journey seen from the island itself and from its many transplants on the mainland United States. Written by Leslye Allen (L. J. Allen-2)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely well-done autobiographical and historical piece
11 November 2000 | by (Northampton, MA) – See all my reviews

Mi Puerto Rico is an excellent, comprehensive documentary that is simultaneously a personal journey and an education in Puerto Rican history. The narrator, Raquel Ortiz, is a Puerto Rican woman who grew up in the South Bronx and who did not visit the Island until she was 12 years old. Her film details her own feelings about Puerto Rican history and identity in between chronological historical segments.

Part of what makes the film so successful is Ms. Ortiz's presence. She is an excellent narrator and interviewer, as evidenced through her conversations/interviews with a variety of Puerto Ricans, including a cultural historian, the granddaughter of Luis Munoz Marin, and former sugar cane factory workers. (This film may be worth the viewing if only to see Geraldo Rivera discuss his former position as the Young Lords' lawyer!) These and other people in the film tackle the complex issue of Puerto Rico's status vis-a-vis the US, and ultimately indicate that, although there are many opinions about whether Puerto Rico should be independent or not, preserving Puerto Rican culture and heritage is important to all Puerto Ricans.

Mi Puerto Rico is a heartfelt, effective film that would do well in a classroom setting. It provides an excellent overview of Puerto Rican-US history while maintaining a personal documentary feeling.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mi Puerto Rico (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page