Award of Excellence – “Replicas” (Puerto Rico)

Title: Replicas
Runtime: 6 min
Country: Puerto Rico
Director: Natasha Julyanne Pacheco Irizarry
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: José is a Puerto Rican veteran of the Vietnam War. This war affected him physically, but his biggest wound was psychological. However, there was an additional victim who fought a stronger battle, his wife Wanda. The real war of a soldier is not carried out in a field; it begins at the end of the journey. At this point the real warrior is the couple, who almost never have a voice. Can perseverance fight the helplessness of trauma?