The coalminer’s daughter. The bartender. The police brutality activist. The grieving mother. Each looked at the man representing her in Congress and said, “I can do better.”
While outlawed in most of the U.S., for many in Puerto Rico cockfighting remains a treasured pastime, a high-stakes gamble, and the ultimate measure of manhood.
In Naranjito, Puerto Rico, cockfighting is legal, but for many people, it is much more than just a sport. It is a cultural accent that defines the personality of those who practice it. For men like Edgardo Santiago, who has raised roosters for the better part of four decades, success in the ring can mean thousands of dollars in prize money, and invaluable payoffs in terms of pride.
“Who would look after him if I wasn’t here?” and other questions this mom asks herself every day.
Get up close and personal with the athletes of the reemerging ancient pastime of mallakamb, in Narratively’s first 360 film.
Once a year, residents of this mountainous island gather at two churches on opposite ends of town and launch 100,000 handmade rockets — directly at each other.
When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.
As Chinese investment turns this mineral-rich region into a cash cow, does the Southern Mongolian culture have any hope of survival? A few families are willing to fight for it.
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