EPISODE 1: A POST HURRICANE SURVIVAL STORY

BORICUA

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SYNOPSIS

Summer of 2018 Sharilyn Vera spent two months in Puerto Rico to reconnect with her roots and understand firsthand how the local government worked. She documented post-Hurricane Maria life and met with teachers, business owners, farmers, artists, students, and Carlos– a bar manager who somehow managed to keep a popular bar afloat amidst a mandated dry law and curfew. This is one of many stories that offers insight into the island's culture and shares the consistent themes of colonialism and regrowth.

 

Meet the crew

Lauren has been producing television shows, internet videos, and live variety shows in NYC and LA since 2008. Her credits include FX’s “Louie” and “Baskets”, TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers”, TVLand’s “Younger”, and has developed content for Conde Nast, Mashable, Goldieblox, Reddit, and more. She currently spends her days herding cats and fighting for jail reform in LA county.

Producer

Sharilyn is a Puerto Rican/American director living in Los Angeles (when she’s not hopping around the globe on planes and mopeds). She has spent the last six years in LA making content for the internet and beyond. When she's not all up on the internet, she's studying new languages, taking photos of her cat, and exploring the visual arts in an attempt to avoid her existential dread :) 

Director | Producer

Hannah cut her teeth in the industry as a 1st Assistant Director and has traveled across the USA and abroad working in production on documentary and narrative features, shorts, webseries, and commercials, including content for Disney, Amazon, Soul Pancake, Lincoln, and Adidas. With passions for social justice, languages, and adventures, she readily jumped on as a fellow Producer of Boricua.

Producer