Tues 10 November 2020
7.30 – 9.15pm
Cuba: Living Between Hurricanes + live Q+A with director Michael Chanan
Michael Chanan / 2019 / Documentary / N/C / 1hr10mins
A film about the elements – hurricanes and rain, the sea and the earth.
About Caibarién, a fishing port on the north coast of Cuba devastated by Hurricane Irma on 9th September 2017.
About the effects of climate across the centuries on a Caribbean island sucked into global markets for its commodity crops – tobacco, coffee and sugar – and how sugar changed the landscape through deforestation and soil exhaustion.
About the collapse of sugar and the encroachment of a new commodity market – tourism.
About the growing threat from climate change and the move towards reforestation, ecotourism and sustainable farming.