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 founder and editor of MANO magazine as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. 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 was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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