Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas! (2007) Actress/first-time director Rosie Perez tries to pack Puerto Rico's entire history into one documentary ( Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas! ). And…
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Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas! (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Documentary

Actress/first-time director Rosie Perez tries to pack Puerto Rico's entire history into one documentary (Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas!). And while the results occasionally feel rushed — the coerced sterilization of poor women gets less than three minutes of screen time — there are signs of life everywhere: boisterous scenes of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade, a quickie primer on Spanglish. The most powerful witness remains Perez herself, as she proudly introduces her army-vet father and recalls her childhood in barrio Brooklyn. EXTRAS None. B

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #938 Jun 08, 2007 Order article reprints