Zulay and Her Little Wood House

Zulay Figuroa has a mountain home in Utuado, Puerto Rico, which is in the mountainous region of the island. Originally from Venezuela, Hurricane Maria was her first hurricane she has experienced. The day after the hurricane, it took her eight hours to travel back up the mountain to see her home. In her mind, because her house was made out of wood, she thought it was going to be completely destroyed. But miraculously, when she got to her plot of land, she was surprised to see her house still standing. Unfortunately, Utuado was not prioritized in delivering supplies, and many houses were destroyed by the winds and the floods. Zulay believes the hurricane opened up people’s eyes to how the government did not help, but rather the people who supported each other during this time.

Directed by Cuquis Robledo (USA)