Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Landfall

Year: 2021
Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 91 minutes

Landfall
Landfall
Landfall
Landfall

When Hurricane María made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, the storm devastated the territory’s land, infrastructure, and inhabitants. The U.S. government’s response was nothing short of catastrophic. For months, people went without food, water, and electricity. Tens of thousands died in the aftermath due to exposure and lack of resources. Today, many are still without basic necessities. And simultaneously, as native Puetro Ricans are being forced off the island in order to survive, white Americans are flooding Puerto Rico in search of tax breaks and luxury resorts. These deeply ingrained injustices are nothing new to the people of Puerto Rico. Indifference, exploitation, wealth disparities, and colonization did not start with María. But the hurricane and its consequences brought these broken systems to the surface. A poignant and revealing documentary, LANDFALL is an unflinching look at the overwhelming destruction left behind, not only by a natural disaster, but also by decades of corporate greed and powerful interests seeking to undermine an entire culture. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: OH Only
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebar
Cinema en Español

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director

Director
Cecilia Aldarondo

Producers
Cecilia Aldarondo, Ines Hofmann Kanna

Cinematography
Pablo Alvarez-Mesa

Editing
Terra Jean Long

Film Contact

Community Partners

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Capitol Theatre (Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization)

Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center

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