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This is a film about a  Puerto Rican girl in El Barrio, NYC.
This is a film about a  Puerto Rican girl in El Barrio, NYC.
This is a film about a Puerto Rican girl in El Barrio, NYC.
51 backers pledged $2,120 to help bring this project to life.

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Millie and the Lords

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“Millie and the Lords” is the story of a young Puerto Rican girl growing up on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Millie was forced to grow up on her own and struggles to survive every day, facing violence, discrimination, and poverty. An avid reader, Millie fantasizes about going away to college and becoming a writer. But in her world, this is not a realistic goal. With no one on her side, she is resigned to living in the projects of El Barrio for the rest of her life.
But then, Millie meets Mateo, a caring older man who rescues Millie from danger and takes her under his wing. Mateo is a former Young Lord, and he shares with Millie all of his knowledge and experiences with this Puerto Rican revolutionary group. His encouragement and belief in Millie give her a sense of possibility that she never had before. Little by little, Millie’s life begins to change. Her grades improve, she initiates improvement in her community, she becomes a mentor to fellow students. Following the model of the Young Lords, she reaches out to her peers and becomes a leader in the fight for social justice in her community.
My goal is to create a short film that celebrates our Latino heritage as well as uplifts the Latino youth of today .In light of the controversy surrounding immigrant rights and the continued attack on Latinos in this country, this story is more relevant than ever.

Last fall, with the help of my fellow actors and filmmakers,  I completed the trailer for the film. The trailer is a "taste" of what the entire film would look like. My goal is to raise enough funds to shoot the entire movie. I know that with just a small contribution from each of my friends, (even if its just $1)  I can  bring this  film to life. Thank you so much for supporting this project!

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    With a $10 donation, you will receive a complimentary DVD copy of the completed film!! Thats right, your very own copy to watch over and over again, and to share with all of your friends!!

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    With a $50 dollar donation, you will receive a complimentary DVD copy of the film, two passes to opening nite screening and two passses to the after party. You will also receive a Millie and the Lords T-shirt in your choice of black, white, or red. .

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