Film Screening: “After María: The Two Shores”


The Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University (FIU) will host a screening of the latest documentary by Sonia Fritz, Después de María: Las 2 orillas [After María: The Two Shores]. The screening takes place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 7:30pm at Graham Center 355, Florida International University (located at 10955 SW 15th Street) Miami, Florida.

Description: The documentary Después de María: Las 2 orillas is a look at Puerto Rico eight months after the passing of the hurricane. It explores several grassroots projects around the island, such as Las Carolinas community diner in Caguas, the rescue of fish traps in Naguabo, and a hydroponics farm in Lares, as well as the Catharsis project featuring works by artists at the Museum of the Americas in San Juan. It also includes the stories of families who emigrated to Orlando and had to split up after the hurricane: two students, a Camuy family, and several family businesses that now provide help from abroad, as well as the important contribution of the diaspora in the reconstruction of the island.

Sonia Fritz is a Mexican filmmaker who lives in Puerto Rico. She is currently a Professor of Literature and Cinema Studies at the University of the Sacred Heart in Santurce, Puerto Rico. She began her filmmaking career as an undergraduate student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She later earned her MFA in visual arts from the Vermont College of Norwich University. She has directed and produced numerous documentary and fiction films, including Mona, Treasure of the Caribbean (2017), 15 Lighthouses of Puerto Rico (2015), América (2011), and The Kiss You Gave Me (2000).

This event is free and open to the public, but requires registration at For more information, please call (305) 348-1991 or write The film is approximately one-hour long, in Spanish with English subtitles. Cosponsored by the FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the FIU Puerto Rican Student Association, the Puerto Rican Alliance of Florida, and the Puerto Rican Leadership Council of South Florida.

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