Interview with Filmmaker Edgar M. García (La Ráfaga)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

La Ráfaga was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the LGBT Feedback Film Festival.

1. What motivated you to make this film?

I wanted to tell the stories of the voices that were ignored after Hurricane Maria- the LGTBQ Community was very much ignored in all fronts- health and daily well being. Lots of lonely struggles. A lot of older LGBTQ survivors of the disaster were left with no roof, no care, no one to look after them. The younger Queer community had nowhere to go to express themselves or live their regular lives and the displaceent led to having to become someone else to survive, someone that was not their true self.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

The short took a few months of thought, but it cooked in my head for over…

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