Aguamala is a short documentary film about the effects on

public health of the heavily polluted Caño Martín Peña in Puerto

Rico. The 3.75-mile long natural tidal channel is located in the

heart of the San Juan Bay Estuary.The contaminated tidal channel, which

 is surrounded by a beautiful mangrove forest, runs through the city of

San Juan and threatens the more than 26,000 residents of eight

neighboring communities.Students from the nearby University of Sagrado

Corazón documented the community’s plight and their resolve to

fight back.

WINNER OF TWO AWARDS AT THE RINCON

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Credits:

 

Directed by:

Ryan A. Pérez-Hicks

 

Produced by:

Ryan A. Pérez-Hicks

Aleisha Fernandez

 

Colaboration of:

Marieli Rosario

Aidy Gonzalez

Gabriela Peralles

Juan Gonzalez

Javier Rios

Special Thanks to:

 

• Centro de Vinculación Comunitaria

 •Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

•Corporación del Proyecto

•ENLACE del Caño Martín

Peña

• Grupo de las 8 Comunidades Aledañas al

Caño Martín Peña (G-8)

•Departamento de Comunicación

•Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

• Microbiología 206 USC

• HealthPro Med

• Excursiones ECO, Inc.

• Scotiabank