Hip-hop pioneer and legendary Rock Steady Crew breakdancer Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon has been working diligently on a relief campaign to help Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria, and he has documented his experiences across the island.
In the new documentary, Crazy Legs returns to Puerto Rico to take a closer look at the widespread devastation across the island and the inspiring grassroots efforts that are uniting and rebuilding a community in need. To date, Colon has completed seven trips to distribute Waves For Water filters, Luci Solar Lights and funds to support relief efforts throughout the island.
Colon’s Rock Steady For Life, with the help Red Bull, Waves For Water and artists the Puerto Rican diaspora—Puerto Rico Rob, DJ Enuff, DJ Tony Touch, DJ DP One, DJ G-Bo The Pro, Port Morris Distillery— are raising funds to support on-the-ground efforts getting much-needed water filtration and purification systems to areas the island that have been harder to get to. Funds will also support the Boys & Girls Club Isabela in their efforts providing shelter, food and necessities to people in need. Click here for more information on how to donate.
To assess relief efforts in Puerto Rico to date and discuss regrowth and the path towards recovery, Rock Steady for Life and The Cooper Union Department Public Programs will host an exclusive screening the documentary on April 18th at the Cooper Great Hall in New York City.
Check out the short doc below.