In my previous post i did an interview with Freddie Marrero the producer of Filiberto as film about a controversial Puerto Rican revolutionary Filiberto Ojeda Rios. Filiberto was a controversial and complex figure and this film is looking to go beyond the headlines and hype to find Filiberto. The controversial subject matter has followed the production of the documentary. The Puerto Rico Film Commission had promised $93.4K in loans to the production but reneged on that claiming that the documentary was too political. The production company Proyecto Chiringa is now suing the Puerto Rico Film Commission for breach of contract. In the meantime the documentary is looking to raise $17K on the crowd funding website Indiegogo in order to try and complete the film. Help them reach their goal there isn’t much time left, they need to raise the money by 11:59pm EST on June 15th.
Check out the trailer and video clips from the production and see what you’re supporting.