Yo Soy Boricua Pa'que Tu Lo Sepas! (2005)

Yo Soy Boricua Pa'que Tu Lo Sepas!
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Roger Sherman Producer n/a 3 3000003
Susan Heimbinder Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000004
Rosie Perez Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Rory Kennedy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Liz Garbus Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rosie Perez Director n/a 2 2000001
Liz Garbus Director Co-Director 2 2000002
Alison Palmer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Evan Shapiro Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Carlos Valdez Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Edward O'Connor Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jeff Rothman Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Kate Taverna Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tom Hurwitz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Roger Sherman Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Roger Sherman Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Rosie Perez Actor n/a 1 1000019
Marta Moreno Vega Actor Herself--Professor of History, Hunter College 1 1000018
Manny Diaz Actor Himself--professor of Social Work 1 1000006
Sylvia Feliciano Actor Herself--NYC Police Officer 1 1000007
Bobbito Garcia Actor Himself--DJ/Journalist/Professional Trick Basketball Player 1 1000008
Irene Cabrera Actor Herself--Public Theater Associate 1 1000005
Ricardo Alegria Actor Himself--PHD, Social STudies 1 1000004
Luis Garden Acosta Actor Himself--Social Activist 1 1000002
Vincente "Panama" Alba Actor Himself--Social Activist 1 1000003
Ralph Morales Actor Himself--Chairman, Puerto Rican Day Parade 1 1000009
Pedro Pietri Actor Himself--Musician/Social Activist 1 1000010
Carmen Serrano Actor Herslef--Rosie's Sister/Chef 1 1000015
Chema Soto Actor Himself--Musician/Founder of Casita Criollo (NYC) 1 1000016
Tato Torres Actor Himself--Musician 1 1000017
Ismail Serrano Actor Himself--Rosie's Father/WWII Veteran 1 1000014
Felix V Matos Rodriguez Actor Himself--PHD/Director of Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College 1 1000013
Luis Ramos Actor Himself--Musician/Social Activist 1 1000011
Sixto Ramos Actor Himself--Rosie's Cousin/NYC Police Officer 1 1000012
Jimmy Smits Actor Narrator 1 1000001
Synopsis
A documentary exploring Rosie Perez's burning question: why are Puerto Ricans so damn proud? Her journey through Puerto Rico's history gains inspiration from the vibrant music, dancing and energy of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, and she uses this starting point to speak to Puerto Rican people about their identity and culture. The chronicle follow Rosie and her collaborators through New York, Miami and to Puerto Rico to document what it really means to be "Boricua." Puerto Ricans live in the United States in a limbo-like status. They are citizens, but don't vote for President. They've traveled back and forth to the island freely for a century, but still suffer extreme prejudice and economic roadblocks. Their ancestral heritage includes Indigenous Taino, Spanish, African, Irish, Scottish and French, amongst others. Puerto Ricans were the first Latino group to migrate to the East Coast of the U.S. in large numbers. The film places the themes of family, language, and racism into a historical perspective. It uncovers the complex and controversial history between Puerto Rico and the United States: forced sterilizations and birth control testing in Puerto Rico; the imprisonment and torture of freedom fighter Pedro Albizu Campos; Pedro Pietri, the pre-eminent voice for Nuyoricans; the Young Lords, a group of activists agitating for Puerto Rican rights in New York City; and the protests against U.S. bombing of Vieques.