El Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, located within the circuit of the Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone, has became the epicenter of a transcendent cultural experience: the first cycle of short films titled "Lo que Deja la Corriente" organized by the MArCE Museum. This event, orchestrated by Red Juventudes Teotihuacanas, explore the conflicts around water scarcity affecting bodies of water in the region, with a special focus on the Valley of Mexico.
This series of short films served as a window into understanding the vital importance of water resources in our environment, raising pressing questions about the management and sustainability of this essential resource. The selected short films addressed local and global issues related water and its influence on the daily lives of this communities.
A particularly touching moment during the screening was the presentation of "Abrevadero," a short film produced by Red Juventudes Teotihuacanas in 2022, that explores the desolation that surrounded the hills of the Teotihuacan region and left a deep impression on the audience by addressing the resilience of the community in the face of challenges.
At the end of this audiovisual experience, attendees express their concerns about the situation of the San Juan River, a body of water in the region that winds its way through numerous towns and has its origins dating back over 2,000 years, when it was home to the ancient residents of the area. Unfortunately, today, the San Juan River is in a state of neglect and pollution that deeply troubles the community.
The first cycle of short films at El Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos has emerged as an event that highlights concerns and challenges related to water resources in the Teotihuacan region, succeeding in fostering an enriching dialogue about the urgent need to preserve and revitalize the San Juan River and other bodies of water in the area. This film series are the result of collaboration between MArCE Museum and Ayarkut, showing how collaboration between institutions and art can drive awareness and positive actions on environmental and cultural issues of deep importance.