Episode 28 – Weapons of Knowledge

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Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is a filmmaker, activist and organizer whose latest documentary, Bakosó, highlights the mixture of Cuban hip-hop and reggaetón with popular music from Africa in creating a new sound. Eli is the founder of Clenched Fist Productions, curator of the FistUp Film Festival in Oakland, California, and co-founder of Defend Puerto Rico, ‘a multimedia project designed to document and celebrate Puerto Rican creativity, resilience, and resistance,’ and ‘deepen connections between Puerto Ricans on the island and throughout the diaspora.’

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @FistUpTV.


Featured image: George Barahona/El Tecolote

Hector is the editor of MANO. He's also the host of Latinish and Hits from the Brain. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's a former deputy editor of Latino Rebels, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hector studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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