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.
|United States, 2020
|Cecilia Aldarondo, Quinn Eaker, Pablo Connelly, Marilyn Ortiz Laureano
|Cecilia Aldarondo, Ines Hofmann Kanna
|91 MINS, SECS