Leandro Fabrizi

Leandro Fabrizi Ríos (Director/Writer/Producer) was Director, Producer, and Cinematographer on a 10 one-hour episode series called Zona Franca, which was broadcast on Puerto Rico’s public television outlet (WIPR). He has collaborated as a cinematographer with artist Allora Calzadilla for their works, Puertorican light and The Great Silence. Since 2017, Leandro Fabrizi is also the video journalist for the Center for Investigative Journalism, who has been behind the most in-depth reports on Puerto Rico’s debt and fiscal crisis. For three years, Leandro presided APCA, an association of audiovisual producers in Puerto Rico. He also represented Puerto Rico as a member of the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA) for two years. A native of Puerto Rico, Fabrizi obtained a Master’s in Creative Documentary from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in 2005. His thesis project, Ecos de Masía (26-mins), was broadcast on Televisión de Barcelona (BTV).


Tucked into the rural coffee-growing mountainside of remote western Puerto Rico is a tiny hamlet, Bartolo. It is home to an isolated agricultural community of just 12 families, landless and chronically impoverished, and longing for a new start following Hurricane Maria. The community seizes on a chance for a new beginning when a veteran organizer from outside of Bartolo comes to town with a radical new plan.



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