About the filmmakers

Jurakán: Nation in Resistance is Gonzalo Mazzini and Rosa Emmanuelli Gutierrez’s first

full-length documentary. When Mazzini visited Puerto Rico for the first time in 2013, he observed that the Puerto Rican flag always waved behind the U.S. flag, why? he wondered. Having lived in Puerto Rico for most of her life, Rosa told him, “Puerto Rico is a colony”, but was surprised to realize how little she knew about her own country’s history. Together they borrowed equipment from family and friends, and ventured on a journey to answer the daunting question, what does it mean to be Puerto Rican? Jurakán is the riveting result of their search for answers.

Between 2018 and 2019, they launched multiple "Jurakán Tours":

100 screenings
13,000+ viewers
 
49 towns and cities
40 schools and universities

Explore our interactive maps to learn more about where we've been!

Along the way, Rosa and Gonzalo met extraordinary communities with incredible stories

and decided to showcase some of them in their next documentary currently under production.

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