May 29 ·
Directed by Michael Lees.
2020, Dominica, 71 min, English.
New York Premiere.
Disenchanted by the modern world, Michael Lees heads into the forest of Dominica with some basic survival gear, religious texts and a camera. "Why did man ever leave the forest? And what makes for a good life?" Just as he starts to acclimatize to his new life - the unexpected; Category 5 Hurricane Maria, one of the top ten strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history, makes a direct landfall. Michael is caught out in the open in a palm leaf and bamboo hut. With the nation in ruins, the forest destroyed, and essential services knocked out islandwide, the entire country must now return to a past way of life if they hope to survive.
Co-presented with the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Brooklyn Film Festival, New York City’s longest-running international-competitive film festival, stands together with all New Yorkers to flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, by going virtual for its 23rd Edition, themed TURNING POINT, with more than 140 films to be viewable for free from May 29-June 7 by going to https://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/ and clicking on the REGISTER button.