The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University is excited to announce its Water through Film Series, a film screening in conjunction with the 26th North Carolina Latin American Film Festival. The Water through Film Series will expand upon the University of North Carolina’s campus-wide academic theme of “Water in our World.”
Latin America, the most water-rich region in the world based on annual rainfall, faces a crippling water crisis. The United Nations Development Program reported in 2006 that “the scarcity at the heart of the global water crisis is rooted in power, poverty and inequality, not in physical availability.” Water through Film will illuminate this contradiction, focusing on themes such as resource partitioning, water sources, pollution, privatization and indigenous issues. The films that will be showcased during the festival in October include: Y también la lluvia and Owners of Water.
Y también la lluvia will play at 7 pm on October 6th at Duke University’s Richard White Theater, while the remaining films will be screened starting at 4 pm the following day, October 7th, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium located in the FedEx Global Education Center.