Yo Soy Boricua, Pa’que tu lo Sepas!


Liz Garbus
Rosie Perez

Liz Garbus
Rory Kennedy
Roger M. Sherman

Line Producer
Julie Gaither

Roger M. Sherman

Director of Photography
Tom Hurwitz
Roger Sherman

Kate Taverna

Original Music
Carlos Valdez

Jimmy Smits

Co-directed by Rosie Perez and Liz Garbus and narrated by Jimmy Smits, this film chronicles the annual Puerto Rico street parade in New York City, guided by Rosie’s leading question, what makes Puerto Ricans so proud? Puerto Ricans live in the United States, are American citizens but don’t vote for President, were the first Latino group to migrate to the East Coast of the United States but still suffer from extreme prejudice and economic roadbloacks—essentially they live in a limbo-like status to the United States. In this films, the themes of family, language, and racism are placed into a historical perspective.

Yo Soy Boricua, Pa’que tu lo Sepas! was released in 2006.

“Pride, often an overused word, comes alive in a documentary that goes down as easily as a frothy cocktail—and still packs a punch.”

— TribecaFilm.com