The award-winning 30-minute micro-budget film, “The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People,” 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 Response is created by Shareable.net, Tom Llewellyn (executive producer and host), Robert Raymond (series production, lead scriptwriter, and sound design), and Juan C. Dávila (director and cinematographer of The Response film). All graphics created by Kane Lynch with Sketchnotes from Liz Niarhos.
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