Date of Award

Spring 3-16-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Film and Media Studies

First Advisor

Kelly Anderson

Second Advisor

Andrew Lund



Memorias de Mi Familia is an hour-long personal documentary through which I explore the meaning of “home.” I was born and raised in New York to a Puerto Rican mother and Ecuadorian father and lived between two worlds—sometimes more. While on a visit to Puerto Rico with my mother, Sylvia, I search for belonging and explore my family’s story of migration between the island and the United States.

Through interviews, family films, home videos and photographs spanning over 60 years, I examine the revolving migration pattern common to many Puerto Ricans on the island and in the diaspora, a cycle framed and at times burdened by Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship to the United States.



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