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03 Mar Flor de la Mar by Jorge Armand

SCREENING: MAY 27, 2017 – Saturday

FLOR DE LA MAR (FLOWER OF THE SEA)

 

DIRECTOR: Jorge Thielen Armand

On a remote Venezuelan island lie the ruins of Nueva Cádiz, the first European city in the Americas. Abandoned by the Spanish in the 16th century, the island now has a population of 51—all descendants of the slaves who built the city. Recent attempts by the Venezuelan government to revitalize the historic island have been foiled by mismanagement and insufficient funding, and the local community of fishermen is left to protect the site and their way of life.

 

DURATION: 24 mins


Jorge Thielen Armand is a Venezuelan director. His debut feature film La Soledad recently had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. Jorge’s documentary Flor de la Mar won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, and was screened at over 20 festivals around the world. Jorge holds a Communication Studies BA from Concordia University in Montreal.

 

International Screenings

flordelamarfilm.com
39th Margaret Mead Film Festival
Sarasota Film Festival
FICMA International Environmental Film Festival
Green Film Festival of Seoul
American Documentary Film Festival
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Festival Chileno Internacional de Cortometrajes (FESANCOR)
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil
Venezuela en Corto (theatrical distribution)
Caracas Doc
FESCIVE
Muestra de Cine Documental
Festival de Cine Entre Largos y Cortos
CineForo (community screening)


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