Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL examines a ruined world at the brink of transformation, spinning a cautionary tale for our times.
Digital conversation with Director/Producer Cecilia Aldarondo, Producer Ines Hofmann Kanna, Protagonist/Associate Producer Lale Namerrow Pastor, and Executive Producer Charlotte Cook; moderated by Kristen Lopez, TV Editor at IndieWire. Closed-captioned and ASL interpreted.
Event panelists bios
Cecilia Aldarondo, Director/Producer
Cecilia Aldarondo is a documentary director-producer from the Puerto Rican diaspora who works at the intersection of poetics and politics. Her feature documentaries MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART (2016) and LANDFALL (2020) premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and were co-produced by the award-winning PBS series POV. LANDFALL's many awards include the 2020 DOC NYC Viewfinders Grand Jury Award, as well as a Cinema Eye Spotlight Award nomination. Among Aldarondo's fellowships and honors are the Guggenheim, a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the 2021 New America Fellowship, and Women at Sundance 2017. In 2019 she was named to DOC NYC's 40 Under 40 list and is one of 2015’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She teaches at Williams College.
Ines Hofmann Kanna, Producer
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 (Tribeca 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.
Lale Namerrow Pastor, Protagonist/Associate Producer
Lale Namerrow Pastor is a Puerto Rican activist, DJ, and facilitator who integrates political art and organizing to collaborate with social justice organizations in Puerto Rico. Born and raised in San Juan, Namerrow attended New York Film Academy in 2012 and has a BFA in Photography from the University of Puerto Rico.
Charlotte Cook, Executive Producer
Charlotte is a Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Field of Vision, a film unit that commissions filmmakers and artists to make short form, episodic and feature length creative visual journalism. Prior to Field of Vision, she was the Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival. In addition to her work at Field of Vision, Charlotte is currently a programmer at CPH:DOX and recently produced the films Our New President (Sundance ‘18), The Gospel of Eureka (SXSW ‘18) and The Proposal (Tribeca ’18).