FOOD FOR THE POOR (COMIDA PA’ LOS POBRES) Spotlight on the Hindsight Project


World Premiere

Following the screening, watch a special conversation with Amman Abbasi (UDAAN), Arleen Cruz (FOOD FOR THE POOR), Dilsey Davis (NOW LET US SING), Anissa Latham (MISSING MAGIC), Zac Manuel (THIS BODY), Kiyoko McCrae (WE STAY IN THE HOUSE) moderated by AFI Festivals Senior Programmer Ken Jacobson.

FOOD FOR THE POOR (COMIDA PA’ LOS POBRES) follows a young Puerto Rican activist as he confronts the island’s persistent crisis of food insecurity. Motivated by his childhood struggle with hunger, Giovanni seeks to inspire his fellow citizens to join a movement of solidarity-oriented work by feeding families and college students through mutual aid efforts.

Continue the conversation on DOCS Connect with filmmakers and audience members, here.

Arleen Cruz-Alicea is a Puertorrican filmmaker and cinema advocate. She was President of the Puerto Rico Documentary Association. She is director of CUENTAS PENDIENTES (UNSETTLED ACCOUNTS), ANATOMÍA DE LAS CANAS (ANATOMY OF THE CRONE GODDESS), and producer of PERFUME DE GARDENIAS, a narrative film that will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.

Nick Price
Reel South
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Country: Puerto Rico

Year: 2021

Director: Arleen Cruz-Alicea

Producer: Arleen Cruz-Alicea

Executive Producer: Arleen Cruz-Alicea

Director of Photography: Laura Magruder

Editor: Karen Rossi

Music: Omar Silva

Featuring: Giovanni Roberto Cáez

Running Time (minutes): 14

Languges: Spanish, Subtitled