In this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we sit down with esteemed filmmakers, activists, and journalists in conversation about the climate change crisis in Puerto Rico. The effects of Hurricane Maria and Fiona along with the economic debt crisis has severely impacted life in Puerto Rico. Our guests will discuss how the current circumstances have impacted society and the creative industry. Puerto Rican society continues to thrive in spite of the detrimental environmental effects.
Our guests include:
Cecilia Aldarondo (Award-Winner Filmmaker), Frances Marie Medina (Defend Puerto Rico and ADOC PR (Asociación de Documentalistas de Puerto Rico)) Kristian Mercado (Award-Winner Filmmaker), Laura M. Miranda, Esq., Kyara Morales-Rodriguez (Daily Eastern News), and Marisel Robles Gutiérrez (Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico).
Moderated by Marangeli Mejia-Rabell (Director of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival)
- To learn more and to donate directly to Puerto Rico Beneficiary Organizations: https://www.gofundme.com/f/apoyo-for-puerto-rico-after-fiona
- The Fiona Community Response Fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fionaresponse
Documentary project For Those to Come: https://www.forthosetocomepr.com/
- Check out Black Media Story Summit – Climate Justice on Sat., Nov. 12: REGISTER HERE