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“Filmmaking” with Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz

The History program at CGU invites you to a talk with Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz, an award-winning filmmaker from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, on Wednesday, November 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in Burkle 22. Her work deals with Puerto Rican migration to the U.S. Virgin Islands, civil-disobedience, the stalking of LQBTQ people, and filmmaking. Her first film, titled “Sugar Pathways,” tells the riveting story of the unwilling migration by Puerto Rican families from the small Caribbean island of Vieques to the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Soléne,” is a film about a Hollywood starlet who returns to her Caribbean home in quest for love and romance and deals with a vengeful stalker. “Vieques: An Island Forging Futures,” is an award-winning film that demonstrates part of the peaceful resistance movement against the U.S. Navy bombing practices on the island of Vieques, a sister Island of Puerto Rico.

All are welcome to join this event. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact JoAnna Poblete, PhD at joanna.poblete@cgu.edu

This talk is also generously supported by Professor Alfred Flores at Harvey-Mudd College.