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 and publisher of Enclave. A Chicago writer now floating on the edge of Las Vegas, he is the former deputy editor for Latino Rebels, as well as the former managing editor for Gozamos, a Latino "artivist" site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Chicago daily geared toward millennials, and La Respuesta, a New York-based site for the Puerto Rican Diaspora, plus a number of publications, including the Huffington Post. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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