An island’s microcosm shaken by the constant detonations of UXOs is captured in a brief composition of sublime yet forceful sound and image. For over 60 years, the island of Vieques, which is part of Puerto Rico, was used as a bombing range and testing ground by the United States Navy. People have always lived on the island. Years of massive protests and acts of civil disobedience led to the Navy’s departure in 2003. Vieques was constantly in the news and part of the conversation. Now its inhabitants are left to cope with the aftermath of war, the years of cleanup by routinely detonating unexploded munitions in the open air.
Short (3mins) Documentary | Puerto Rico
Margaret Mair is a Puerto Rican documentary filmmaker interested in the creation of art that contributes to intercultural dialogues. She is a documentary film graduate of Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) in Cuba. Mair holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University. Her two most recent documentary projects were selected to participate at Filma AFRO Cartagena 2020: International DocLab and at Firelight Media Groundwork Regional Lab 2019. Her short documentary films have been screened at many festivals: True / False Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, European Film Festival of Puerto Rico, and San Juan Cinemafest. She lives in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.