Vol 27 No 3 (2011)
Narratives

Gabriel Manrique: An Environmentalist Filmmaker

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla
The Forest
Bio
A picture of three deer in Yosemite National Park.
Published November 15, 2011
Keywords
  • Environmetalist filmmaker,
  • ecosophy in action

Abstract

"At a time when amorphous movements like “ecopsychology” are already and quickly becoming “gentrified” (the “gentrification of green”), attracting the “emancipated” weekend suburban “green warriors” to “slow-feeding” and farm-marketing, here is a young person who risks life and limb to make our planet a better, safer, and more just place to live—in our collective name he endures what most of us would not. Serious documentary filmmaking can and does operate as “witnessing.” Gabriel Manrique adopts this “sacred” task with ample cinematographic talent."