Canal h2o TV presents Contemporary Thematic Axes Close down the Centers

Canal h2o TV presents Contemporary Thematic Axes. A space for reflection dedicated to promoting intercultural activities and international relations. The H2o TV channel is an environmental and alternative television channel with an educational emphasis on the internet that advances independent work with offices in San Francisco California and Bogotá Colombia, dedicated to the research and dissemination of Latin American and international culture, through the realization of audiovisual materials such as documentaries, programs and news, in Spanish and English.

The programs also focuses on social, political, cultural, and environmental issues, and artistic and academic activities. The channel has coordinated activities in libraries, museums, universities and community centers. Welcome to the first part of our program on the theme “Close Detention Centers”. This program is dedicated to the detention centers in the United States that has the largest Immigration Detention System in the world which arrests 400,000 people per year and since 2003 about 200 people have died in these prisons.

We invite you to let us know your impressions, concerns and comments about our work on our website, to get closer to the communities and thus create a more critical and reflective world to transform our society towards a more sustainable cuture through the communication.


Thursday, January 21 - 6:30 PM
Excelsior Branch, San Francisco Public Library, 4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA


Saturday, November 14 - 7:00 PM
Adobe Books: 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Special screening of  Alan Ereira’s BBC documentary Aluna, a production dedicated to the Kogi Culture, a community devoted to the protection to the Sierra and they consider themselves the guardians of the Mother Earth, filmed in the  Sierra Nevada of  Santa Marta, the highest  mountain of Colombia.

Over 20 years ago, Alan Ereira’s influential television film from The Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning brought global attention to the Kogi people of Colombia, a remote and ancient South American civilization determined to caution us environmental damage to the earth. A true ‘lost civilization’ survived the Spanish conquest by retreating into their isolated mountain massif, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.     

Having remained hidden for centuries the Kogi surfaced in Ereira’s original 1990 film with an environmental message that was ahead of its time, a warning that we, their ‘younger brother’, were destroying the ecosystem by plundering the earth. Now two decades later, glacial melt, ferocious storms, landslides, floods, droughts, and deforestation show that their message has gone unheeded. The Kogi elders or ‘Mamas’ receive training to connect with “Aluna”, the mind inside nature and set out to show us that we do not understand nature as a connected whole. Profoundly frigtened, the next generation of Kogi take Ereira on a journey to demonstrate to him and our scientists that the world is a single organism, tracing the invisible connections with 400 kilometres of gold thread.

Filmed over three years, this ambitious feature length documentary initiated by the Kogi, with footage filmed by them, is the authentic voice of indigenous people trying to help us.

The Presentation is a celebration of renewed commitment to our planet, and will deepen awareness of how to protect against global warming, greenhouse gases, melting glaciers in the poles and the mountains of Andean región, and highlight ecological tragedies of incalculable proportions.

Screening of videos correspond to the Channel H2o TV, featuring the rainforest and the glaciers of the Andean region.

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