Land

2006. Nicaragua is the new land of opportunity. Newspapers and magazines hail it as The New Cancun, The Next Florida. Fred, Sean and Keith, three naive Americans wide-eyed at the prospect of finally making it big, set up shop and start constructing resorts for your next discount tropical vacation. But what these inexperienced developers don't know is that the seemingly inexhaustible cheap manual labour is about to run out. The natives are restless and starting to see through this new form of imperialism. Keith in particular is targeted in a violent kidnapping. Known to the locals as "Grief", Keith apparently stole the town's one and only baseball diamond to build a parking lot for his resort. So when former revolutionary leader Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas sweep back to power, legitimately or otherwise, not one of our gringos is left unscathed. Dreams of planeloads of vacationers and pool-side margaritas give way to death threats and armed assaults. In the end, Sean's words ring prophetic – it's the Wild West alright, only this time the natives are clobbering the cowboys…for now.

Official Selection – 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival

2010 / Canada / Colour / in English and Spanish with English subtitles / 1.85 anamorphic presentation / Dolby Digital 2.0 / 76 minutes

Director: Julian Pinder

**** "CAPTIVATING, INTIMATE AND OFTEN FUNNY...LAND tells a universal story of foreigners transforming paradise to attract more foreign tourists." - Jennie Punter, THE GLOBE AND MAIL

**** "ENGROSSING AND OFTEN WRYLY FUNNY" - Jason Anderson, EYE WEEKLY

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Director and Producer commentary
  • Promotional Trailer


Product Number: KNS 50320

UPC Number: 8-81751-50320-6