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MILLIE & THE LORDS \ 90 mins \ United States

Millie and the Lords is a story of Milagros Baez, a Puerto Rican woman in Spanish Harlem whose life is transformed when she discovers the Young Lords Party. Incorporating original presentations from the founding members of the Young Lords party with a deeply emotional story written by Jennica Carmona, Millie and the Lords is an inspiring motion picture about one woman’s journey from isolation and helplessness to strength and power. Millie and the Lords incorporates documentary material and inventive cinematography that horns the legacy of the Young Lords Party, a Puerto Rican Revolutionary group that fought for civil rights for Puerto Ricans during the 60s and 70s.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Best Feature - Viva Latino Film Festival; Winner, Paul Robeson Award - Newark Black Film Festival; Best Film & Best Actress - Peoples Film Festival; Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival; Queens World Film Festival; Hispanicize Festival; Rincon International Film Festival; Harlem International Film Festival; Philadelphia Latino Film Festival; International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival; Georgia Latino Film Festival

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Jennica Carmona

Jennica was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised with her twin sister and older brother in Rochester, NY. Her mother was an early childhood teacher and her father is a minister, and from each of them she learned the importance of hard work, helping others, and fighting for social justice.

After graduating from a performing arts high school, she attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where she received a BFA in acting. She has since performed at various local and regional theaters across the country. Jennica later took some time to study filmmaking and worked alongside director Lee Daniels during the making of the Academy Award winning film, Precious. Armed with that experience, she formed Si Se Puede Productions, LLC, a theater and film production company whose mission is to produce artistic projects that raise awareness of social justice issues.

All from this director.

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH!