Vietnam = Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico falls deeper and deeper into an unprecedented crisis, this is Vietnam's story, a community or barrio located on the coast of Guaynabo and Cataño that fell victim to an illegal expropriation at the hands of a career politician. Their experience echoes the island's current struggle to deal with; an unparalleled migration, a notion of progress fueled by corruption, crippling economic debt, and a population where millionaires are buying up land from displaced poor and middle class families. This documentary will immerse you in a world that has been purposely kept out of the public eye. Difficult situations that involve-longtime residents like Eddie and Paca who were tricked into giving up their home, a municipality silently going about an illegal expropriation, and others like Victor, who says the only way he leaves Vietnam is dead. Vietnam's demise is a casualty of The Guaynabo City Waterfront project, a mixed-use complex that includes a hotel, an aquarium, a boardwalk, ferry terminal, and a gym, among other things. This attempt at gentrification is eliminating a source of culture and identity for Puerto Rican people. The neighborhood fell captive to political and societal forces whose interests lie purely in economic growth, while disregarding residents' humanitarian plea. Questions regarding progress and how it relates to culture, society, economics, urban planning and human rights emerge.

Running Time
1 hours 43 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Gabriel Miranda
Country
Puerto Rico
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Vietnam = Puerto Rico» (15)

Betty C. avatar
Betty C.

Enjoyed it very much. Don't write it off because of the bad reviews. Give it 20-30 minutes and decide for yourself.

Hannah Matthews avatar
Hannah Matthews

Nice Documentary theme. Bit of corny dialogue though.

Melissa Stanley avatar
Melissa Stanley

The acting is on point, so is the editing and cinematography. It was an absorbing film

Mildred O. avatar
Mildred O.

Enjoyable story and well acted

Tammy M. avatar
Tammy M.

I love the movie the story line is great and so is the acting

Frank Clark avatar
Frank Clark

It was a great movie. Nice story and good acting.

Kevin avatar
Kevin

Amazing movie! Each frame, each scene does not let you get bored

Timothy Newman avatar
Timothy Newman

Great actors, good story, nice score. Made for a nice evening.

Nancy avatar
Nancy

One worth watching. Beautiful meaning and message.

Sean avatar
Sean

The casting was done perfectly. I don't think I've ever watched a movie as visually stunning as this one.