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Film / Yo Soy Taíno

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Yo Soy Taíno ("I Am Taíno"), also known as Dak'Toká Taíno, is a Spanish-language short involving puppets.

Set weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, an unnamed grandmother and her granddaughter Marabeli discuss the disaster. They also discuss Taíno Mythology and Puerto Rican history.

This short provides examples of:

  • Edutainment Show: The short is predominantly exposition about Puerto Rican history and Taino mythology.
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  • Latino Is Brown: Lampshaded. Although neither Marabeli or her grandmother are particularly "brown", Marabeli mentions that Puerto Ricans are predominantly African and Spanish, with her grandmother clarifying that they also have a lot of Taino DNA too.
  • Minimalist Cast: There are only two on-screen characters, Marabeli and her grandmother. The voice of Marabeli's mother can be heard, but she isn't shown.
  • Unnamed Parent: The grandmother is unnamed.