WE STILL HERE / NOS TENEMOS
Audience Award Best Feature – WE STILL HERE / NOS TENEMOS
Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
We Still Here introduces the incredible youth of Comerío, Puerto Rico navigating the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a disaster that brought an unprecedented level of devastation to an island already in economic and political crisis. In the lush mountains in the center of Puerto Rico, 24-year-old Mariangelie Ortiz leads a group of young residents who never thought they would become the leaders of their community, nonetheless find themselves traveling to Washington D.C. to protest in the halls of Congress. Follow them on their journey as they find their power and begin creating a sustainable future for themselves and their community.
Presented By FistUpTv, Defend Puerto Rico, The Fantauzzi Brothers
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is an internationally-recognized and award-winning filmmaker. Founder of @fistuptv a media platform uplifting and telling stories from communities across the world who refused to be silenced. He is the co-founder of @defendpr and his most recent film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba recently aired on WorldChannel / PBS. Eli’s dedication to his craft is deeply connected to his commitment to social justice and the belief in the transformative power of film.