“Film Screening: Burning Ashes (El peso de las cenizas)” (Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies)

Event time: 
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 1:30pm
53 Wall Street Auditorium See map
Event description: 
Presented as part of LIFFY (Latino and Iberian Film Festival) 2023 — view the full schedule here.
El peso de las cenizas/Burning Ashes. Kique Cubero García. Puerto Rico. 2022. (28 min) Puerto Rico’s energy crisis is not only making electricity more unstable, and unaffordable, but it’s having disastrous consequences to human health and the ecosystem. AES is a private company that generates power through a coal-burning plant in the Southeast of the island. In “Burning Ashes”, Puerto Rican Voices continues the coverage of Puerto Rico’s energy crisis by looking at the environmental effects, and health problems of the residents of Guayama, which are caused by the pollution of the coal-burning plant. Recently, public power plants in Puerto Rico have been privatized, and are expected to continue the fossil-fuel burning model. La empresa. Kique Cubero García. Puerto Rico 2022. (21 min) The ancient conflict of colonization is embodied today among residents of the Islote neighborhood, Arecibo, with the arrival of businessman José González Freyre and his project for a monumental statue in honor of Christopher Columbus.
All films are FREE and open to the public. All films have ENGLISH subtitles. All presentations will be bilingual unless otherwise indicated.