PEFF: “Patrimonio,” with Director Sarah Teale

The film “Patrimonio” will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. A Q&A with director Sarah Teale will follow the film. This event is part of the April 8-14 Princeton Environmental Film Festival co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).

Summary: The film begins in 2015 as a vast hotel/condo complex called Tres Santos is poised to engulf a small Mexican community. Marketed to wealthy Americans as “green” and “mindful,” Tres Santos threatens to transform and overwhelm the idiosyncratic desert town of Todos Santos, quadrupling its population and causing irreversible damage: not only are the fishermen being forced off the beach they’ve used for generations, but the developers also would drain an already diminished aquifer, taking drinking water from a town where many residents have little or no access. “Patrimonio” tells a unique and inspiring story of resistance about feisty fishermen who dared to stare down an American corporate Goliath — confronting their own government, denouncing corruption, demanding respect and refusing to blink first.

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PEFF: “Patrimonio,” with Director Sarah Teale

Event Date

Tue, Apr 9, 2019 ・ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location

Computer Science Building Room 104

The film “Patrimonio” will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. A Q&A with director Sarah Teale will follow the film. This event is part of the April 8-14 Princeton Environmental Film Festival co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).

Summary: The film begins in 2015 as a vast hotel/condo complex called Tres Santos is poised to engulf a small Mexican community. Marketed to wealthy Americans as “green” and “mindful,” Tres Santos threatens to transform and overwhelm the idiosyncratic desert town of Todos Santos, quadrupling its population and causing irreversible damage: not only are the fishermen being forced off the beach they’ve used for generations, but the developers also would drain an already diminished aquifer, taking drinking water from a town where many residents have little or no access. “Patrimonio” tells a unique and inspiring story of resistance about feisty fishermen who dared to stare down an American corporate Goliath — confronting their own government, denouncing corruption, demanding respect and refusing to blink first.