Juan Carlos Dávila Santiago

Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Juan Carlos Dávila is a documentary filmmaker, news producer, and activist. His work focuses on environmentalism, networked social movements and colonialism. Dávila has directed two mid-length documentary films: Compañeros de lucha (2012) and Vieques: una batalla inconclusa (2016). His documentary filmography includes the award-winning short film La generación del estanbai (2016), which won “Best National Short Film” at Festival Internacional de Cine Fine Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has directed a handful of commissioned film projects, including a TV pilot for a documentary series called The Response (2019-?), which explores how people rise together in the aftermath of climate disasters.

About Yolas en Rebeldía (Rebel Boats)

A documentary film about the life of Vieques fisherman and revolutionary, Carlos “Taso” Zenón. For decades Taso fought against the military occupation of his native land fighting the US Navy both on land and sea — it was the fisherman’s slingshot against the military cannons.


Yolas en rebeldía [Rebel Boats]


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