Houston GREEN Film Series Screening “Ay Mariposa”

August 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Rice Media Center
2030 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
Rachel Powers
713-524-4CEC (4232)

The films presented by the Houston Green Film Series are free to public and funded by volunteer efforts, in-kind contributions and donations from the public.

Will the border wall strike a fatal blow to one of richest natural and cultural regions in North America?

“Ay Mariposa” is a one-hour long documentary produced through a collaboration between three award-winning women filmmakers: Krista Schyler, Jenny Nichols, and Morgan Heim.

As U.S. border patrol attempts to seize the National Butterfly Center under eminent domain and Congress considers funding $5 billion more towards Trump’s wall, the Rio Grande Valley is at risk of being walled off and degrading one of the richest natural regions in the country.

This film follows the stories of Executive Director of the National Butterfly Center Marianna Trevino Wright, former migrant worker and long time human rights activist Zulema Hernandez, and la mariposa, as they combat against the destruction of the Monarch butterfly’s remaining habitat.

This month’s panelists includes:

  • Marianna Trevino Wright, Executive Director of the National Butterfly Center
  • TBD


Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. Rice Cinema is located at 2030 University Blvd, near Stockton and University.

  • 6:30 PM Reception, with complementary refreshments
  • 7:00 PM Film screening
  • 8:00 PM Panel Discussion
  • 9:00 PM The conversation continues at Valhalla, Rice University’s Graduate Student Pub

For questions about transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event go to https://park-trans.rice.edu/