Source: Rolling Stone
Three families from Puerto Rico displaced by Hurricane Maria struggle to rebuild their lives and return home in the trailer for “After Maria.”
The short documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will arrive May 24 on Netflix.
After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, countless families were told by FEMA that their houses were too unsafe to live in, forcing them to relocate to transitional shelters set-up in various hotels in New York City.
The trailer for the film captures the difficulty of living in a cramped hotel room and adjusting to life in a completely new city while also showing the continued indifference of the federal government as aid is slashed and the families’ FEMA housing assistance nears expiration.
“I don’t know if we will have that help at hand,” one woman says. “If they will help us get a place, or if we’re going to be in the streets.”
Read the story at Rolling Stone.
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