Rhode Island PBS marks the fifth anniversary of Rhode Island Stories on Saturday, February 1 by airing specially chosen local programs from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Claire Andrade-Watkins’ “Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?” is one of the selected programs.
In addition to showing documentaries that define Rhode Island Stories, we’re pleased to add to the February 1 line-up local stand-alone productions that showcase local talent. Throughout the day, these local independent producers will share their “behind the camera” perspectives and what it means to them to be able to share their stories on Rhode Island PBS.
“Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?” airs at 1 p.m.
1:00 – “Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?” Claire Andrade-Watkins worked for over ten years to tell the history of her beloved Cape Verdean Fox Point section of Providence, Rhode Island. Full of childhood memories, textures and sounds of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican chronicles her community’s music, ties to the old country, and the maritime/seafaring traditions, in the Port of Providence. Three generations of Cape Verdeans were born and raised in this tight knit neighborhood that stretched along the waterfront. But the story is also of tragedy and scandal as this vibrant community of immigrants was forcibly displaced by urban renewal in the 1970s.
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