Millie & The Lords Has Received Press From Telesur TV, The Huffington Post, Nueva York, La Repuesta Magazine, & Remezcla. Check It Out!
From Telesur TV "The latest feature length film documenting the history of the Puero Rican pro-independence organization, The Young Lords, premiered in New York City. 'Millie and the Lords' was screened at the Viva! Latino Film Festival." -Telesur TV
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From The Huffington Post “Over the years, I have worked a lot with Latino youth in the inner city -- as an arts teacher and as a counselor. I worked at the Puerto Rican Youth development Center in Rochester, NY and also at a high school in the South Bronx with a majority Latino and black student population. In those jobs I saw a lot of 'Millie's: young Latina women who were bright and talented and had dreams, but who were drowning in fear and anxiety and a sense of hopelessness.” -Jessica Carmona (Millie) & Co-Producer of Millie & The Lords
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From Nueva York "To wrap things up, we head out to El Barrio to meet up with Jennica Carmona, a Puerto Rican film director. She talks to us about her film Millie and the Lords which was filmed in Spanish Harlem. The film tells the story of Milagros Baez, an aspiring writer who, while in search of a better life, learns about the legacy of the Young Lords, a revolutionary group from the 1970s who fought for the rights of the Puerto Rican community in the U.S." -Nueva York episode, featuring Jennica Carmona, the writer/director of Millie & The Lords
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From La Repuesta Magazine "Almost 10 years ago, an aspiring actor just out of college, Jennica Carmona was working part-time at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies when she encountered the history of the Young Lords Party. 'I was very inspired by the story of what they did for Puerto Ricans, and I just started writing a story about them and thought that it would be a great film,' Jennica said. 'I continued to research them, watched the documentaries, and got inspired to make this film about them. That’s basically how it all got started.'" -La Repuesta Magazine article, featuring an interview with Jennica Carmona, the writer/director and Jessica Carmona, the lead performer, & production assistant, Christy Yanis
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From Remezcla "The production boasts an incredibly diverse cast and crew; the movie looks just like New York looks to us pedestrians. Funding for the film was raised via various crowd-sourcing campaigns. In short, it’s a true example of small-budget indie filmmaking. And of course, being reminded of the ways people put themselves in jeopardy for the sake of our civil rights, will move you off your butt and onto the pavement." -Remezcla review of Millie & The Lords
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