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ABOUT EARTHWERK
Welcome to EarthWerk! My name is Rebecca Centeno – I’m a Mexican-American filmmaker and ceramic artist from Texas living and working in NYC. Earthwerk began in 2015 as an art booth in San Antonio during a festival hosted by Network for Young Artists and us evolving to include media which celebrates our natural world — films which tackle environmental injustices, show community organizing and citizen-led initiatives to create meaningful change and sustainable living for a better world.

A large focus of the project is on our dependency on fossil fuels, climate change and political instability, and for a push to renewable energy. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects, holistic practices, ancient arts (like macramé and ceramics), composting, and visual media are some of the ways I personally try to live in a more eco-friendly way. What are some ways you try to help the environment that are in your immediate reach and interest?

Art + Activism = Change

 

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BIO
Rebecca Centeno is an award-winning Mexican-American documentary filmmaker and the Distribution and Outreach Manager of Deep Dish TV. Her work largely focuses on socially relevant and politically engaged documentaries. She has produced and directed numerous short films and documented public events to show the social movements which impact our lives – economically, environmentally, and politically.

Rebecca is dedicated to creating films with Indigenous Communities fighting oppression and exploitation on their lands, to bringing awareness about the importance of caring for Mother Earth, and showing the environmental and sociological impacts of oil and gas drilling. Her film Earth Speaks (2015), was featured in a number of film festivals including: The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, The Red Nation Film Festival, San Pedro International Film Festival, Green Unplugged Online Film Festival, South Texas Underground Film Festival, and won the National College Film Competition Award at the Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival. She has a BFA in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a graduate student in the MFA Integrated Media Arts Program at Hunter College in NYC.