|BRINCANDO EL CHARCO|
|Directed and Written by Frances Negron-Montaner|
|(English and Spanish), Color, 16mm, 55 min, 1994|
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a photographer, goes on an identity quest exploring what it means to be
Puerto Rican, gay and an artist. An experimental narrative, Brincando
El Charco intertwines fictional narrative, documentary footage and interviews.
It is one of the most ambitious attempts to examine Puerto Rican identity
in relation to colonialism, racism and sexism. More than reaching any definite
conclusion, Negron creates a mulitfaceted, multicultural context in which
to ground Claudia's identity. The film opens with Claudia feeling reluctant
about going back to Puerto Rico to attend her father's funeral. The last
time she saw her dad was when he kicked her out of the house for associating
with those "evil women." It ends with Claudia at the airport, boarding a
plane for San Juan.
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