Directed by Luis Soto / Written by José Rivera
(English), Color, Video, 56 min, 1982
<div align="center">This page requires a web browser that can display objects. We recommend <i>Netscape Navigator</i>. Ramon Iglesia has plans to retire from his janitorial job, sell his house in a Long Island suburb and return to Puerto Rico with his wife and three sons. Unfortunately, he does not hold the deed to his house which was purchased through a verbal agreement, harping back to a different cultural tradition involving codes of honor and community. Javier, his oldest son, a college graduate who refuses to return to Puerto Rico, chastises him for being so foolish in his business dealings. Ramon seems stuck in a homeowner's limbo until Javier, who is constantly clashing with his family, has a change of heart and decides to help.
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