Perfect Soldiers

“But don’t you know we are still at war with a country that wants us dead?
…Our country wasn’t enough,
they are colonizing our bodies, our taste buds.
It isn’t a coincidence that the military and beverage companies call us their target audience,
our black and brown bodies marching to the center of their crosshairs.”

Gabriel Cortez creates a historical bridge between Panama and growing up Panamanian-American, and the “arsenal of ways to self-destruct” that unite the intergenerational effects of Type 2 diabetes.

Directed and shot by Jamie DeWolf.