The little guy vs. the big guy. David vs. Goliath. A small coastal community in Baja, Mexico vs. "an American mega-developer threatening to destroy the town's ecosystem and existence." All three are good stories, though we only have an exclusive clip for the latter.
Patrimonio is a documentary by award-winning filmmakers Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale that will be screening at DOC NYC next week -- specifically, Tuesday, Nov 13, 5:15pm, IFC Center, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:15am, IFC Center -- and, judging by the clip, it's an essential and compelling film.
Here's more from the official synopsis: "In Todos Santos, a fishing village of 6,000 on the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, generations of people have made a modest fishing and farming living from the sea and the arid land - persevering through a delicate ecological balance.
"But then a multinational developer begins to build an extensive wellness hotel / condo development of 4,500 homes and create a footprint that will engulf the local fishing community and threaten the dwindling water supply, local ecology, and a small fragile beach that the fisherman depend on. Faced with this struggle, the fishermen band together to fight the developer and government agencies that have approved the development."