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The 9th Annual Fist Up Film Festival (FUFF) will take place at multiple Oakland venues throughout in October 2018. FUFF intends to serve underrepresented groups in Oakland including youth, women and communities of color and especially local Puerto Ricans with respect to anti-colonialism, liberation, self-determination, community empowerment, and social justice by having films about Puerto Rico, its diaspora and current climate of post-hurricane. Fist Up Film Festival is a highly curated series which emphasizes narratives of people of color, and the connectedness between global and local communities. Through careful program curation and facilitated dialogue post-screenings, FUFF's purpose is to promote dialogue, incite change, and empower people from traditionally under-resourced communities to see themselves as capable, vital and necessary instruments of affecting change, creating freedom, and manifesting more just social, political and living conditions.  FUFF's director and producer, Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, who is of Puerto Rican descent, has traveled back and forth to Puerto Rico for the past two years telling stories of resistance as-founder of Defend Puerto Rico. He is currently staying there full time documenting the devastation and rebuilding of  the island after Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Having a first-hand account of the destruction of the island and the resilience of the people, he has worked meticulously on shifting this year's festival theme into its current one, highlighting narratives of Puerto Rican filmmakers and the island of Borikén itself. This affords Oakland Puerto Ricans, as well as the wider Oakland community, an opportunity to understand the past and present situation of the island. Co-Presented by: Bay Area Boricuas e14 Gallery Made possible by the Akonadi Foundation & The Sol Collective  www.FistUp.Tvfollow us @FistUpTvAt the Fist Up Film Festival...We believe watching a good film can change your life…We believe some films are made to be
  • Start:October 12, 2018
  • End:October 12, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:@E14 Gallery, 472 9th Street, Oakland, California, United States, 94607
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