Luis López Nieves' short story, "Seva: A History of the First American Invasion of the Island of Puerto Rico in May 1898," first appeared in the newspaper Claridad in 1983, creating controversy when many readers believed the fictionalized events were factual. The documentary Seva Vive [“Seva Lives”] examines the ensuing debate about such topics as Puerto Rico’s identity, culture, and history.
Luis López Nieves' short story "Seva" takes place during the 1898 US invasion of Puerto Rico, in the fictional town of the same name, Seva. The story, first published in the newspaper Claridad, and which many readers mistook for fact, has sparked a very real debate about culture, identity, history and truth amongst Puerto Ricans of all stripes. The documentary Seva Vive explores these themes.