La pasión y muerte de Adolfina Villanueva (1989) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: La pasión y muerte de Adolfina Villanueva
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:43:53
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1989
  • Location: University of Puerto Rico.
  • Type-Format: performance, film
  • Cast: Bread & Puppet Theater, Teatreros Ambulantes.
  • Credits: CEDME-TV, University of Puerto Rico, Rosa Luisa Márquez, producers ; Peter Shumann, director ; Osvaldo Rivera, editor & videographer ; Roberto González, videographer ; José Reyes, Pedro Rodríguez, Peter Zambrana, audio.

La pasión y muerte de Adolfina Villanueva (1989)

La Pasión y Muerte de Adolfina Villanueva, a co-production of Peter Schumann's Bread & Puppet Theater and the Teatreros Ambulantes,  tells the story of Adolfina Villanueva, a woman who was assassinated by the police in the Afro-Puerto Rican town of Loíza while defending her home and family during a forced eviction operative on February 6th, 1980. The piece brings to the forefront issues of human rights and current tensions between impoverished communities and developers of "exclusive" building projects, all issues affecting the Puerto Rican society as a whole: as the piece states, "we are all on the same boat."