Caribbean American Heritage Month: DC Caribbean Film Fest

THE LAST COLONY – June 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

In 1898, the United States invaded and colonized Puerto Rico, and for 114 years the people of Puerto Rico have maintained a polarizing debate on the status issue. Puerto Ricans (American citizens since 1917) constantly dispute between the options of statehood, independence and commonwealth. On November 6, 2012, the people of Puerto Rico held the fourth plebiscite in the island’s history to redefine their political relationship with the U.S. Weeks before the vote, three-time Emmy®-winning filmmaker Juan Agustín Márquez (100,000) traveled to his homeland and interviewed leading politicians, historians, sociologists and economists to dissect the status debate in a multilayered conversation about each option on the ballot.

Official Selection, 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Juan Agustín Márquez; SCR/PROD Andres Anglade; PROD Gerardo Rodriguez, Mari Rodriguez. Puerto Rico/U.S., 2015, color, 90 min, digital presentation. In English. NOT RATED

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Genre: Documentary