On February 19 the «Community Portable Cinema» was held at the Laudato Si’ Observatory, in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, an educational and artistic experience aimed at young people between 14 and 18 years old and that will include cinema, music, painting, ecology, among other surprises, as part of the cycle «Culture on Wheels», that the Matanza Riachuelo Basin Authority, ACUMAR, and the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of Argentina, INCAA, have been developing to promote cultural exchanges that arouse interest in the Basin, its history and its heritage.

The main event was the exhibition of the Argentine animation film «The Longleg», by director Mercedes Moreira, a film for the whole family, which addresses issues such as childhood, fears, prejudices and goodness.

Music also had its space on this day, with the presentation of local trap artists and urban music. Likewise, other artistic expressions had a place, such as painting, thanks to the collective creation of a mural that is part of the Laudato Si’ Observatory headquarters.

In honor of the field for the Observatory has been created for, a workshop on orchards was also developed with the help of young people, a Scholas program that aims to work together for the environment by putting into practice the creation of agroecological orchards that allow them young people and their communities to produce their own food and to understand first-hand the cycles of nature and the foundations of healthy eating.

These activities were carried out with the collaboration and support of the Matanza Riachuelo Basin Authority, ACUMAR, and the Municipality of Lomas de Zamora.

Related links:

International Congress for the Care of the Common Home

Inauguration of the Laudato Si’ Observatory

Scholas Laudato Programs

Scholas Orchards