re:publica x Reeperbahn Festival
22-23rd September 2023
Rubén Abruña sat on a dry toilet in Puerto Rico for the first time 20 years ago, and his life changed forever. He discovered that he could poop, use no water, leave no stink, and turn his deposit into fertilizer without polluting the world. It drove him nuts that more people were not doing the same, and this prompted him to make "Holy Shit: Can Poop Save The World?"
His previous film La casa ausente / The Absent House brought him closer to the subject because it deals with a sustainable house that is off the grid and with three compost toilets. The film has screened in over a dozen film festivals across five continents and is distributed by Icarus Films.
Rubén has over 30 years of experience in the film, television and radio industries. He has written, produced, directed, and edited numerous documentaries, broadcast journalism stories, and educational programs in New York, San Juan, Miami and Zürich.