Puerto Rican filmmaker Rubén Abruña’s latest, award-winning feature-length documentary film—Holy Shit: Poop is the New Gold—considers how to sustainably reuse human waste “to increase global food security, environmental protection, hygiene” and “to mitigate climate change.”
This film will premiere at the 14th Puerto Rico Festival of European Cinema [Festival de Cine Europeo de Puerto Rico] at the Fine Arts Miramar Theater (in San Juan, Puerto Rico) on Friday, November 10, at 6:45pm, and Monday, November 13, at 4:15pm. The director will be present for a Q & A session. This screening is part of.
Rubén Abruña has over 30 years of experience as a documentary filmmaker in his native Puerto Rico, and in New York, Miami, and Zürich. “In 2014, he completed La casa ausente [The Absent House], about an award-winning designer from the Caribbean who pioneered green architecture 30 years ago. Today he confronts the climate crisis with sustainable constructions such as a house that is completely off-the-grid with dry compost toilets, solar panels, and rain harvesters.” (Autlook Films)
Abruña’s love for documentaries was born during his bachelor’s degree in “Film and TV Production” at New York University, under the guidance of Jean Rouch and George Stoney. Afterwards he studied there in the Master “Film Studies.” Since 1980, Rubén Abruña has worked as a writer, director, editor, producer and publisher of documentaries and broadcast journalism stories. “His films explore the relationship between people and their natural and built environments.” (Thurn)
Also see previous post https://repeatingislands.com/2023/05/19/documentary-film-holy-shit-can-poop-save-the-world/