Que Bonito Es El Mundo

2020
13-minute video with sound
Produced and presented as part of the Akumal Arts Festival 
Akumal, Quintana Roo, MX


(video available upon request)

Que Bonito Es El Mundo is a 13-minute video essay that includes an audio interview with Romel Iran Beltran Chan, a fisherman, former Delgado of Akumal (Quintana Roo, MX), and one of the longest-standing residents of Akumal. In the video, he speaks about changes to the landscape as a result of colonial tourism, and the work he is doing with members of the Akumal community to restore ecology. This video was commissioned by the Akumal arts organization that Chan co-founded, the Akumal Arts Festival. This artwork was commissioned by Community Engagement for the festival by providing the artist with a one-month artist residency in Akumal.