"Jurakán is a powerful force. It provides a panoply of voices that comprise today’s Puerto Rico, interspersed within a critical telling of the island’s history and description of the challenges faced by its inhabitants today. Jurakán does more than inform: it reveals the rich soul of the people who call the island home. Prepare to have all naïve assumptions about Puerto Rico ripped from their moorings."
-- Bruce Friesen, Sociology Chair, University of Tampa
Jurakán is the only documentary that studies 120 years of Puerto Rican history. Featuring forty-one professionals; historians, lawyers, sociologists, economists, artists, and more. Jurakán is an in-depth analysis of colonialism's motivations and effects in the human psyche, the sociopolitical structures and colonial law.
Jurakán is an essential teaching tool for:
Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Racial and Ethnic Studies
Puerto Rican Studies & US History
Film and Media Studies
This award-winning documentary is also a fascinating addition to public library collections.
English and Spanish Subtitles
Study Guide PDF
Running Time: 90 minutes
Screenshots from "Jurakán: Nation in Resistance"
Already acquired by prestigious Universities: Yale, Stanford, Princeton, and more!