Mishkin Gallery and ISLA Present:
Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

Dr. Yarimar Bonilla in conversation with Professor Rojo Robles Mejias and Film Screening

Join us for a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film Aftershocks of Disaster (2019), followed by a conversation between the filmmaker and scholar Yarimar Bonilla (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY) and Baruch’s own Prof. Rojo Robles Mejías (Black and Latinx Studies).

The film profiles the ongoing “aftershocks” of the Hurricane María experienced by Puerto Ricans, which include state failure, social abandonment and disaster capitalism. Through thought-provoking interviews, affective readings, and representations of Puerto Rico’s decaying infrastructure and empowered community, the film explores both the unfolding crisis in Puerto Rico as well as the emergence of new political imaginaries and determination.

This event is presented in conjunction with Mishkin Gallery’s series CRITICAL ECOLOGY ON FILM, bringing together faculty from Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences with filmmakers in transdisciplinary conversations which connect visual culture and the humanities in order to illuminate the entanglement of politics and our contemporary ecologies.

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Time and date:
Thursday, April 8, 2021
1:00 pm

Co-sponsor: Mishkin Gallery