Landfall

Nov 15, 2020, 03:45 PM Eventive Virtual Platform $10.00 Get Tickets

Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico, Landfall is a cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of protests that toppled the US colony's gobernor in 2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance. While the devastation of Maria attracted a great deal of media coverage, the world has paid far less attention to the storm that preceded it: a 72-billion-dollar debt crisis crippling Puerto Rico well before the winds and waters hit. Landfall examines the kinship of these two storms-one environmental, the other economic- juxtaposing competing utopian visions of recovery. Featuring intimate encounters with Puerto Ricans as well as the newcomers flooding the island, Landfall reflects on a question of contemporary global relevance: when the world falls apart, who do we become?

This film is only available for viewing in the Greater Houston Area.

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorCecilia Aldrarondo
CastCecilia Aldarondo, Quinn Eaker, Pablo Connelly, Marilyn Ortiz Laureano
ProducerCecilia Aldarondo, Ines Hofmann Kanna
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
Runtime91 MINS, SECS
GenreDocumentary
SubjectUrbana
Event TypeFilm