Shown as part of the Food & Agriculture Film Series
UTOPIA (Spain, 2008, 76 min.)
Co-presented by the Embassy of Spain
United States Premiere Personalities around the world, from political figures to scientists, speak of a global environmental crisis threatening the survival of innumerable species, including humans, in a very short lapse of time. Humanity’s long history has consistently found clever solutions to overcome difficulties; in this inherent ingenuity lies humanity’s only hope in fighting the environmental, social and spiritual crises it faces. Individual daily action is the most radical way to change the world. Presenting small solutions for big problems, this documentary suggests a few possible formulas to bring us closer to a utopian world where environmental, social and spiritual crises are no longer a threat. In this film dreams come true and utopia has become reality. Directed by Lucho Iglesias and Alex Ruiz. Produced by Patricia Roda and Salomón Shang. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Introduced by Jorge Sobredo, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Spain. Discussion with filmmaker Alex Ruiz follows screening.