Lionfish
2019
Video with sound
Tortuga Escondida Artist Residency, Akumal, Quintana Roo, MX

Lionfish is a video essay including and interview with Iran Beltran Chan, a fisherman and the former Delgado of Akumal in Quintana Roo, MX. His family was one of the first indigenous Maya families to live the pueblo before western communities moved to the region. Chan speaks of how the pueblo has changed due to the development of tourism in Tulum and Cancun. The film contrasts the irony of eco boutique vacationing in Tulum with the negative economic, social and environmental impacts of globalization and modern colonialism. 


Video Stills (full video available upon request)



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