Thursday, October 13th
UConn’s Journalism Departments presents a screening of Landfall, a documentary examining everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico. 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 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. The documentary reflects on a question of contemporary global relevance: when the world falls apart, who do we become?
Attend the documentary screening, then participate in a Q&A with Director Cecilia Aldarondo and Collaborator/Associate Producer Lale Namerrow Pastor. Register to attend here!
Where? Gant North, Room 020 When? 12:30pm-2:00pm (Screening), 2:00-3:00pm (Filmmaker Q&A)