This is the story of Milagros Baez, a Puerto Rican woman in Spanish Harlem who longs for a different life. While she spends her days and nights working at a local grocery market, she secretly fantasizes about going to college and becoming a writer. But in her world, this is not a realistic goal. With no one on her side, she is resigned to living in the projects of El Barrio for the rest of her life. With no one to believe in her, Millie doesn’t even believe in herself.
When Millie meets Mateo, her life is transformed. As he slowly shares with Millie all of his knowledge and experiences with the Puerto Rican revolutionary group, The Young Lords, she discovers an inner strength and passion that she never knew was there.Sponsored by the Adelphi University Department of Sociology and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Latino Student Association.
Part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ Fall 2016 Spanish Film Club Festival. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
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