Youth ages 8-25 have teamed up in Comerio, Puerto Rico to create a communications team they’ve named Mensajeros De Palomas. Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi of Defend Puerto Rico has joined with Coco De Oro, La Maraña and Casa Mamilili to create a year-long video/photography documentary course and training.
Devastation to the island of Puerto Rico has changed the structure of people’s lives, including the lives of the country’s youth. The arts, and particularly media, can be a powerful vehicle for expression, reflection, healing and the discovery of individual and community agency. Comerio is one of several underserved communities in the interior of the island that is facing great challenges, but the people are motivated and the youth are unafraid!
We want Puerto Rican youth in control of telling their own stories. Donate your old cameras, computers and digital storytelling tools to help extend this opportunity to as many youth as possible!