NCLAFF Environmental Series 2019

The Working Group Environment in Latin America, The Graduate Working Group on Rethinking the Amazon, the Energy Initiative, The Nicholas School of the Environment and the NC Latin American Film Festival. Present

The NC Latin American Film Festival is proud to announce its environmental series, part of the program for this year festival.

OCT 20 – Sunday – 7pm | Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater, Duke
La Cordillera de los Sueños | The Cordillera of Dreams
Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Chile.85 minutes. 2019. Spanish with English subtitles.

OCT 24 – Thursday – 7pm | Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC-CH*
Low Hanging Fruit
. Dir. Kaley Clements. 2019. Mexico-USA. 50 min.

Shown with a short film: Konagxeka: The story of the Maxakali’s Flood, Dir. Isael Maxakali and Charles Bicalho. 2016. Brazil. 12 min. Introduction by filmmaker Charles Bicalho)
*Parking available in parking garage for $1 for the evening.

OCT 26 – Saturday – 5:30pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus
Puerto Rico after María: Energy Security and Reconstruction.
Panel discussion with Film Director Roque Nonini, Sandy Smith-Nonini (Anthropology, UNC), Cecilio Ortiz García, (Co-Founder National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez), Elizabeth Albright & Dalia Patino-Echeverri (NSOE, Duke), with participation of student groups from UNC-CH & Duke Engage.

*Spanglish food truck will be parked in front between the panel discussion and film screening.

OCT 26 – Saturday – 7pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus
Dis.em.POWER.ed: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm

Dir. Sandy Smith-Nonini & Roque Nonini. Puerto Rico. 2019. 50 min.
Aftermath: Puerto Ricans Rebuild After María
School of Media and Journalism, UNC-CH. Q&A after the film with directors Sandy Smith-Nonini and Roque Nonini.

Presented by WGELA. Supported by:

OCT 27 – Sunday – 7pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke East Campus
Grazing the Amazon,
Dir. Marco Isensee e Sa. Brazil. 2018. 50 min.
Presented by WGELA. Event launching the Duke Graduate Working Group on Rethinking the Amazon.

Shown with short film Kuwoi Wujan Dir: Jose Luis Cote. Colombia. 2018. 5 min. Jiw language with English subtitles.

Followed with a panel: The State of the Amazon


Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology

Alex Pfaff, Sanford School of Public Policy

Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Moderated by Juan Diego Llano, MEM Candidate. Nicholas School of the Environment

Thanks to:


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