“Perfect Soldiers” – Gabriel Cortez {The Bigger Picture Project}

About the Film


“Perfect Soldiers” – Gabriel Cortez {The Bigger Picture Project}

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. Watch “Perfect Soldier”, a new Bigger Picture film directed by Jamie DeWolf.

Youth Speaks and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations are leading the campaign against Type 2 Diabetes with our new project, The Bigger Picture. Raise your voice TODAY!


Film Rap Excerpt

“But don’t you know we are still at war with a country that wants us dead?
How us children of Panama and America learn early
to walk softly and carry a big stick
like Army assault rifle in one hand,
Coca-Cola bottle in the other.

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.”

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