Film Screening and Q&A with the Director
Co-presented with the 2021Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, "Alliances."
Film Screening: On-Demand Streaming
February 19 - March 5
Discussion with Director Cecilia Aldarondo
February 24, 7:30pm
Introduction and moderation byPatricia Montoya.
Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico,Landfallis a cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of protests that toppled the US colony's governor in 2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance. While the devastation of María 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.Landfallexamines 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,Landfallreflects on a question of contemporary global relevance:When the world falls apart, who do we become?
91mins, English and Spanish with subtitles, 2020. Blackscrackle Films.
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