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Petitions Emerge Demanding Post-Hurricane ‘After Maria’ Documentary Be Removed From Netflix
NBC 4 New York ^ | 5/28/2019

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 platform’s 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 Maria’s 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, 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 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: hurricane; maria; netflix; puertorico
This article still gets it wrong at the beginning, and since people don't read full articles, the take away is that island Puerto Ricans are outraged because they are still suffering. That is NOT the source of the outrage. The outrage on the island is that the "film" is made by a welfare queen for welfare queens, and further promotes the reputation of islanders as addicted to government handouts. That was FAR from the reality on the ground in Puerto Rico. The people are outraged because welfare queens are highlighted, but the millions of stories of survival, resilience, self-sufficiency, hard work, fellowship, community spirit, volunteerism, etc of those of us who remained on the island, will be obscured. We are outraged because this "film" reinforces the incorrect perception that we sat around waiting for handouts, which was far from the truth.
1 posted on 05/29/2019 4:36:11 AM PDT by cll
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To: rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; Narcoleptic; ...
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.

2 posted on 05/29/2019 4:37:10 AM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: cll

Netflix seems to have an agenda now, including boycotting Georgia over abortion laws.

3 posted on 05/29/2019 4:44:56 AM PDT by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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To: cll

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?

4 posted on 05/29/2019 4:45:01 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: cll’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.

5 posted on 05/29/2019 4:45:40 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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To: cll

There are a million stories in the Naked City...

6 posted on 05/29/2019 4:48:43 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: cll

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.

7 posted on 05/29/2019 4:51:37 AM PDT by moovova
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To: PubliusMM
You don't think Netflix has an agenda?

From 2012....

Obama's $500,000 Power Couple

Rather than argue about what's on Netflix, though, I suggest dumping it.

8 posted on 05/29/2019 4:55:58 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: moovova

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.

9 posted on 05/29/2019 5:05:54 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isnÂ’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged for cash and control.)
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To: cll

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.

10 posted on 05/29/2019 5:11:00 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

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.

11 posted on 05/29/2019 5:22:40 AM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: gattaca
Well, the Obama’s are on the payroll at Netflix so..........
12 posted on 05/29/2019 5:26:05 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: cll
We are outraged because this "film" reinforces the incorrect perception that we sat around waiting for handouts, which was far from the truth.

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.

13 posted on 05/29/2019 5:33:31 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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“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.

14 posted on 05/29/2019 5:54:58 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: cll

When will they release “After the Bankruptcy”?

15 posted on 05/29/2019 5:55:08 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: moovova

PuertoRico is corrupt throughout.
It is part of life there.

16 posted on 05/29/2019 6:44:08 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ( Molon Labe' baby, Molon Labe)
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To: cll

What “conservative lens?” Liberals own 99% of media outlets. Just sayin’.

17 posted on 05/29/2019 9:35:18 AM PDT by subterfuge (RIP T.P.)
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To: momincombatboots; moovova; cll; All

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?!?!

18 posted on 05/30/2019 12:21:42 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

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 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.

19 posted on 05/30/2019 2:55:36 PM PDT by moovova
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