Name: VIVA! Latino Film Festival
Date: September 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Third Annual Latino Film festival is featuring OCHO's Documentary "Colonization is Extinction". The main points of discussion in the film surround the current economic crisis, how colonialism has crippled the island, as well as the current status of Oscar Lopez Rivera. The film portrays this through an interactive and engaging history of major events, such as the beginning of colonial rule, the Ponce Massacre, the bombings of Vieques, the sterilization of Puerto Rican women, and more. The film utilizes expert interviews, footage from various political and community events, and historically archived media. A substantial portion of the film is dedicated to understanding and enlightening the viewers about the economic crisis Puerto Rico is in, and was able to accomplish this through a riveting interview with Nelson Denis and other Puerto Rican activists and historians.