Update (April 23rd): The tv premiere was a great success! If you missed it, the film will be re-broadcast several more times (through May 7th) on Free Speech TV (all times in Eastern Daylight Time):
- Sun, 04/26/2020 – 8:30 am
- Sun, 04/26/2020 – 8:00 pm
- Tue, 04/28/2020 – 7:00 pm
- Wed, 04/29/2020 – 7:30 pm
- Thu, 04/30/2020 – 9:00 pm
- Sat, 05/02/2020 – 8:00 pm
- Sun, 05/03/2020 – 12:00 pm
- Sun, 05/03/2020 – 8:30 pm
- Thu, 05/07/2020 – 9:00 pm
Free Speech TV can be watched on DISH channel 9415, DIRECTV channel 348, and by streaming on Roku, Apple TV, Sling TV, and at freespeech.org)
We’re proud to announce that our award-winning micro-budget film, “The Response: How Puerto Ricans are Restoring Power to the People,” will be premiering nationally in the United States this Wednesday, April 22 (4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET)!
On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Shareable and Free Speech TV (FSTV) will host a special online simulcast of the film which will immediately be followed by a panel discussion about community-led disaster response, collective resilience, and mutual aid.
The 30-minute film explores how, in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a quiet revolution percolated on the island of Puerto Rico. What began as an impromptu community kitchen meant to help feed survivors in the town of Caguas quickly grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) with the ultimate goal to restore power — both electric and civic — to the people.
The panel after the film will be hosted by producer Tom Llewellyn (Shareable) and feature Susan Silber (NorCal Resilience Network), Tré Vasquez (Movement Generation), Juan C. Dávila (“The Response” film director), and Christine Nieves (co-founder of Proyecto Apoyo Mutuo Mariana).
Where to watch the premiere on TV:
The special will air on Free Speech TV (DISH 9415, DIRECTV 348, and stream on Roku, Apple TV, Sling TV, and at freespeech.org).
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.