May 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm
We the Stones
With Alvaro Torres Crespo and Yoruba Richen
THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE AT CRAIG NEWMARK GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AT CUNY, NOT AT UNIONDOCS!
Latin Reel at The Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY Presents a free screening of the award-winning film, We the Stones, by Alvaro Torres Crespo, in Spanish with English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Alvaro Torres Crespo, moderated by Yoruba Richen.
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Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
219 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
We the Stones
74 min., 2017
Even though the Government expelled them from their lands in the name of ecologic preservation 40 years ago, a group of panners keep searching the rivers for gold, in Costa Rica’s jungle. Their living as modern pariahs shows their fight for survivance, and questions the country’s conservationist fame.
Alvaro Torres Crespo is based in San José, his hometown. He studied audiovisual production at the Northwest Film Center in Oregon, and completed a Master’s degree in Film and Script at the University of Texas at Austin. His shorts, both documentaries and fictions, have participated in festivals in Central America and the United States. Álvaro is a professor of direction and direction of photography at the Film and Television School of the Veritas University. He recently completed his feature film, Nosotros las piedras, a documentary about the gold panners of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, which just began its distribution, and is currently working on the development of his fiction debut Quebrada Ignacia.
Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on PBS, New York Times Op Doc, Frontline Digital, New York Magazine’s website -The Cut, The Atlantic and Field of Vision. Her latest film The Green Book: Guide to Freedom will be broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel in February. Yoruba’s last feature documentary, The New Black won multiple festival awards and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a GLAAD Media Award. It was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens. Her previous film Promised Land, won the Fledgling Fund award for social issue documentary and was broadcast on POV. Yoruba won a Clio award for her short film about the Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day. She has also won Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access and was a Sundance Producers Fellow. Yoruba is a featured TED Speaker, a Fulbright fellow, a Guggenheim fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. She was chosen for the Root 100s list of African Americans 45 years old and younger who are responsible for the year’s most significant moments and themes. Yoruba is director of the Documentary Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.