Cuba: Living Between Hurricanes

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.

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