“for those who struggle…” on Oscar Lopez Rivera

Puerto Rican , Political Prisoner, Oscar Lopez Rivera turns 73 today, and has been in federal prison since 1981. Take the time to check out this short documentary on Oscar Lopez, and then check out the website below to learn more about the campaign to free Oscar Lopez Rivera.

This is a short documentary about Oscar López Rivera who has been inside the United States prison system since May 29, 1981. He was imprisoned for struggling for Puerto Rican independence. This documentary is meant to inform the public on a little known topic that has made a big impact on the Puerto Rican/Latino communities all over the world.

This documentary started out as a 2011 Spring Semester film project for my Moving Image Production II class at Columbia College, Chicago. The original 8 minute cut received an A-, however I felt there was more information to be told so I made this 12 minute cut.
Enjoy!

For more information on the campaign to free Oscar López Rivera please visit: boricuahumanrights.org

 

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