Machetero Poster Ireland/Puerto Rico Remix by vagabond ©

MACHETERO And Ireland


Machetero Poster Ireland/Puerto Rico Remix by vagabond ©
Machetero Poster Ireland/Puerto Rico Remix by vagabond ©

The historical connections between Ireland and Puerto Rico two island nations fighting imperialism runs deep from Eamon De Valera and Don Pedro Albizu Campos working on the Free Irish State Constitution to the influence of James Connolly on Albizu and the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico to the solidarity of US held Puerto Rican political prisoners of war during Bobby Sands hunger strike in the 1980’s. That spirit of resistance and struggle continued in my film MACHETERO… In 2009 it won Best First Film in the International Film Festival Ireland. it being St. Patricks Day i thought i’d share a few of those moments…

My Acceptance Speech

vagabond and Will Nugentat the awards for the International Film Festival Ireland
vagabond and Will Nugent at the awards for the International Film Festival Ireland

Interview In Ireland

vagabond & Film Festival of Ireland Director Will Nugent just before our radio interview in Ireland with Tipp FM
vagabond & Film Festival of Ireland Director Will Nugent just before our radio interview in Ireland with Tipp FM

Leaving Ireland

i made a lot of really good friends in Ireland. Ronnie and Paul from Scotland, Binda from Wales, Cassi from Los Angeles, Caleb from  Alabama and i met my brother from another mother Wil Nugent… Wil was the director of the festival and we hit it off right away and on the day that i was leaving, just before i was pulling out of Clonmel in Tipperray he sang and dedicated this song to me… i’ve never been so sad to leave a place…

You can watch MACHETERO on Vimeo On Demand on your TV, (X-Box, Apple TV, Playstation) Computer, Tablet and even your phone…

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-1lt

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