"Nuyoricans: Puerto Ricans In New Yoork"
Documentary: 56 min
This documentary was created for "Thirteen, WNET New York"
Nuyoricans: Puerto Ricans In New Yoork celebrates the history, culture and contributions of a unique and vibrant community. At once both American citizens and migrants fram a Caribbean Island, Puerto Ricans in New York belong to two worlds. The word "Nuyorican," itself, expresses this colorful combination of New York ans Puearto Rican culture. Part of Thirteen's ethnic American series, the film chronicles the history of Puerto Ricans in New York, taking us on a tour of several of their neighborhoods, from El Barrio uptown and Loisaida downtown to the South Bronx. It also treats us to a rich exploration of their art, music and poetry as well as their achievements in education, politics, sports and business. From bilingual education to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, from "arroz con gadules" to Salsa in Central Park, this film salutes the Nuyorican experience.