Camden International Film Festival

Landfall + Q+A: with director Cecilia Aldarondo moderated by José Rodriguez

Expired October 13, 2020 4:00 AM
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Landfall will screen virtually from October 2-12, 2020. This film will be only available to viewers in the United States.


Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico points towards an all too common threat on the island: a devastating capitalistic-racist system that moves at its convenience, leaving many innocent lives behind. In LANDFALLthe actual fear of a shaky soil ready to fall on its cities takes multiple meanings. At times there may be cryptocurrency evangelists parachuting into the island with the ambition to profit from the catastrophe, other times it may be devastating austerity measures by the government. In the midst of this, the common denominators are young activists, farmers, and community-based relief efforts put forth with an electrifying energy. Cecilia Aldorando’s powerful kaleidoscopic portrait disarms colonial legacies and co-creates the possibilities of resilience with strength and lyricism in this cinematic essay. (MG)

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, English
  • Country
    USA
  • Premiere
    New England Premiere
  • Director
    Cecilia Aldarondo
  • Producer
    Ines Hofmann Kanna
  • Cinematographer
    Pablo Alvarez-Mesa
  • Editor
    Terra Jean Long
  • Music
    Angélica Négron