Jennifer Prediger, Film Forward Field Producer
When Alysa Nahmias, co-director of Unfinished Spaces traveled with FILM FORWARD to Puerto Rico, she was in for a surprise. Audiences in Puerto Rico experienced the film in a deep way, resonating similarly to how the film was received in Cuba. Puerto Ricans laughed during the film in all the same places and with equal belly force as Cuban audiences. Nahmias wrote about her experience being in this place that with Cuba has been called “two wings of the same bird” here in this written piece: http://www.sundance.org/filmforward/article/two-wings-of-one-bird-film-forward-finds-intersections-between-puerto-rico-/.
She shares her experience with FILM FORWARD in Puerto Rico and the unexpected connections between her film and the audience in this video: