POWERING PUERTO RICO, 41min., USA,
Directed by Adam Fischer
Puerto Rico, 2017: It all started with a storm and a car battery.
Eugene Smotkin, a Northeastern University professor, was home in San Juan for the summer when two disasters struck: His wife had a stroke and Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving more than 3 million people without electricity. After days of powering a cell phone and a small fan with a car battery, Eugene and his wife were finally able to make it to Boston for the medical treatment she desperately needed.