Lainie Cassel


Harlem (New York, EEUU)

Our barrio


The neighborhood of El Barrio (also known as Spanish Harlem) in New York City has historically been home to a large and vibrant Puerto Rican community. Once a cultural and political mecca of the Puerto Rican diaspora, El Barrio has begun to change drastically over the years as a result of gentrification.

Our Barrio is an experimental documentary that looks at how ordinary residents are resisting gentrification through music and nationalism for their home country.