Skip to comments.Petitions Emerge Demanding Post-Hurricane ‘After Maria’ Documentary Be Removed From Netflix
Posted on 05/29/2019 4:36:11 AM PDT by cll
The release of the original Netflix documentary "After Maria" prompted a wave of emotions and backlash to the point that thousands have signed various online petitions asking for the short film to be removed from the streaming platforms library after accusations it is disrespectful and not in tune with the plight of those still in Puerto Rico suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The documentary released last week showcases the story of Puerto Rican women forced to leave the island after Hurricane Maria and the challenges they face in New York.
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The documentary not only resurfaced memories of the devastation left by Hurricane Marias passing but incited at least three different online petitions to emerge asking Netflix for the removal of the short film.
Remove After Maria from Netflix streaming platform, another petition on Change.org, says the documentary disrespects the honor, values and working spirit of our commonwealth by ridiculizing [sic] us as poor, inconsiderate and maintained by (FEMA). People from Puerto Rico did not like the documentary and are criticizing it in all social media, news, and papers.
At the time of publication, that petition had more than 23,500 signatures.
Meanwhile, a Care2.com petition, Immediate Removal of the Netflix documentary After Maria!! argues there is little to no mention of the people who actually suffered through this hurricane who stayed on the island who actually suffered without water electricity food medical help and so on. It shows people who do little to help their situation therefore diminishing the struggles of the people of the island itself.
After Maria director Nadia Hallgren and producer Lauren Cioffi did not immediately respond to NBC 4 New York's email request for comment.
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Netflix seems to have an agenda now, including boycotting Georgia over abortion laws.
Awww. Poor little fascists. Don’t like the message? BAN IT!
Imagine if WE had that right - and applied it to the BS we see coming out every minute of every day on the media?
And...it’s a DOCUMENTARY. Your feelings don’t freakin’ matter. Don’t like it? Don’t watch it.
Your emotional response is no grounds for removing this information.
There are a million stories in the Naked City...
No mention of the San Jose mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and her pissing contest with The Greatest President Evuh?
Or, how about...
“Puerto Rico mayor, two others arrested on corruption charges - CBS News
Jul 5, 2018 · A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said Thursday...”
That storm doesn’t seem to be the only problem Puerto Rico suffers from.
Rather than argue about what's on Netflix, though, I suggest dumping it.
We have been in a pharmaceutical shortage since then as well. Even the most basic drug, levothyroxine. I don’t know who is holding everyone hostage, the PR people, their government or the pharmaceutical companies.
The shortages demonstrate their is no lack of money in PR even if they had 1 industry pharmaceuticals.
I get 100% of what you say.
However, in fairness to the producers of the documentary, is it not true that the specific story THEY were trying to “document” was not the whole story of the aftermath of the Hurrican, but only one group whom they followed to New York. Isn’t it true that they may have meant no slight to all the rest of the people of Puerto Rico, that it should be understood their story was not the whole story??? No.
You have a point. But we on the island are sick and tired of all the negative press and portrayals. There are millions of positive, inspiring stories of resilience, endurance and survival. Those never get through the leftist or the conservative lenses.
If people choose to believe that the film represents everyone on the island, that's on them. But if the specific people depicted in the film did actually engage in the specific actions shown, then it still serves a valid purpose in depicting corruption and dependency among those people.
“Women who led the charge”?? If someone is going to use military terminology, they should use it correctly. These women led a retreat from the difficult conditions in Puerto Rico. They aren’t in the military and had no duty to stay, so it’s not cowardice for them to leave, but they didn’t “lead” any “charge,” either.
There are a lot of barely literate writers getting published these days.
When will they release “After the Bankruptcy”?
PuertoRico is corrupt throughout.
It is part of life there.
What “conservative lens?” Liberals own 99% of media outlets. Just sayin’.
My son who lives in Guaynabo and has a small electrical and renovation/construction business told me immediately after the storm, there was a total lack of baking soda which he, and many others, needed to deodorize refrigerators after the food spoiled from no electricity. He was cleaning up absentee owners’ condos. Since then he has reported a serious shortage of basic electrical parts at Home Depot and elsewhere. So I agree, who is making stupid or criminal decisions. He also said that Home Depot or other major stores seem to be operating on a standard plan for distribution to all stores. He said another ludicrous item was large shipments of winter coats, for the tropics?!?!
You would think Home Depot and other big box stores would be operating under emergency planning conditions. They’ve been thru this stuff repeatedly. I remember Lowe’s being open the day after Hugo hit..no power, cash only...but they were open. Within a couple of days, they were selling generators out of the back of multiple semi’s. Don’t remember if HD was open here or not back then. If there was one, they were probably selling like crazy too.
Maybe your son’s HD is having trouble getting stuff from the docks to the store. I’ve heard the trucking system has been unreliable. Regardless, it sounds like this would be a money-making event for HD.
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