By Kerrie Mitchell
Updated June 01, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas

type
  • Movie
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Actress/first-time director Rosie Perez tries to pack Puerto Rico’s entire history into one documentary (Yo Soy Boricua, Pa’ Que Tu Lo Sepas!). And while the results occasionally feel rushed — the coerced sterilization of poor women gets less than three minutes of screen time — there are signs of life everywhere: boisterous scenes of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day parade, a quickie primer on Spanglish. The most powerful witness remains Perez herself, as she proudly introduces her army-vet father and recalls her childhood in barrio Brooklyn. EXTRAS None. B

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Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 85 minutes
director
  • Rosie Perez

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