2020 Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival

Landfall

Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL is 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. 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?

About The Team

Cecilia Aldarondo is a documentary director-producer from the Puerto Rican diaspora who makes films at the intersection of poetics and politics. Her feature documentary MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART (Tribeca 2016) had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in 2017. She is a 2021 New America Fellow, 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2017 Women at Sundance Fellow, two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow, and recipient of a 2019 Bogliasco Foundation Residency. In 2019 she was named to DOC NYC's 40 Under 40 list and is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2015. She teaches at Williams College.

Ines Hofmann Kanna is an independent producer with more than twenty years of experience. Her credits include Sonia Kennebeck’s Emmy-nominated NATIONAL BIRD (Berlin 2016) and Kennebeck’s most recent film, ENEMIES OF THE STATE (Toronto 2020). She was also a consulting producer on Cecilia Aldarondo’s award-winning debut MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART (Tribeca 2016). She began her career at Boston’s PBS station, WGBH, and has filmed in places as close as Iowa and as far as Yemen and Saudi Arabia. She also worked as Supervising Producer for ITVS, where she guided more than thirty filmmakers from production to broadcast.

Status
Completed
Type
Documentary
Year
2020
Director
Cecilia Aldarondo
Producer
Cecilia Aldarondo, Ines Hofmann Kanna
Executive Producer
Charlotte Cook, Laura Poitras

More Features

The Quiet World

Jenni Olson

In Development

On the Divide

Maya Cueva, Leah Galant

Completed

How to Have an American Baby

Leslie Tai

Post Production

Users

Natalia Almada

In Production

Bella

Adam Dietrich, Bella Graves

In Production

The In Between

Robie Flores

In Production

The Evidence of Things Not Seen

Ja'Tovia Gary

In Production

The Inventory

Ilana Coleman

In Production

Bulletproof

Todd Chandler

Completed

Milisuthando

Milisuthando Bongela

Post Production

An Act of Worship

Nausheen Dadabhoy

Post Production

Nothing Compares

Kathryn Ferguson

In Production

After a Revolution

Giovanni Buccomino

In Production

Crime + Punishment

Stephen Maing

Completed

MLK/FBI

Sam Pollard

Completed

Iraq's Invisible Beauty

Sahim Omar Kalifa

In Production

River of Grass

Sasha Wortzel

In Production

American Factory

Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Completed

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Brian Knappenberger

Completed

Untitled Scholars Project

Eloise King

In Production

North by Current

Angelo Madsen Minax

In Production

Softly in All Directions

Anna Barsan

In Production

Chocobar

Lucrecia Martel

In Production

Things We Dare Not Do

Bruno Santamaria

Completed

Riotsville, USA

Sierra Pettengill

In Production

Socks on Fire

Bo McGuire

Completed

Untitled FARC Film

Rodrigo Vazquez

In Production

Untitled PRC Project

Jessica Kingdon

In Production

Disclosure

Sam Feder

Completed

The Proposal

Jill Magid

Completed

Risk

Laura Poitras

Completed

Strong Island

Yance Ford

Completed

Our New President

Maxim Pozdorovkin

Completed

Shooting the Mafia

Kim Longinotto

Completed

The Hottest August

Brett Story

Completed

XY Chelsea

Tim Travers Hawkins

Completed

The Gospel of Eureka

Mike Palmieri, Donal Mosher

Completed

The Fight

Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli Despres

Completed

The Panama Papers

Alex Winter

Completed