‘After Maria’ Film Review: Devastating Doc Explores the Human Toll of a Hurricane’s Aftermath

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‘After Maria’ Film Review: Devastating Doc Explores the Human Toll of a Hurricane’s Aftermath
It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, devastating thousands of homes, stripping families of electricity for months and killing nearly 3,000 people. While much time has passed, and the catastrophe has faded from mainstream headlines, the new documentary short “After Maria” shows that there is still much work to be done, as it highlights Puerto Rican survivors who struggle to restore their lives.

There was once a time when both Puerto Rico and Flint, Michigan — places in the United States both crippled by a lack of basic resources — were being discussed constantly in the news and on social media. People were demanding for the residents’ fundamental needs to be met. More specifically, they were urgently calling for the American government to offer additional aid when it seemed like Donald Trump and other decision-makers had turned their backs.

But in today’s 24-hour news cycle that
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