University of Texas at San Antonio


University of Texas at San Antonio presents the award-winning documentary Oil & Water

April 30, 7pm
Retama Auditorium, UTSA Main Campus
FREE and open to the public
Post-screening Q&A with Hugo Lucitante (featured in the film), filmmaker Laurel Spellman Smith, and Michael Cepek (a UTSA anthropologist who works with Cofán people and contributed to the film).

Oil & Water is the true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofán tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofán, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.

Oil & Water was partially filmed in San Antonio, where Hugo and his wife lived as they struggled to complete their educations and make a living in the United States.

Paid parking available in UTSA’s Ximenes Avenue Garage (go to for a map)

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April 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
Retama Auditorium
University Center
University of San Antonio Texas
1 University Center Rd
San Antonio, TX 78249
United States
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"A crucially important documentary."
Alexa Dalby, Dog and Wolf