The Capsize (La zozobra)

Nominated for

Best Student Documentary

Directed by

Pablo Cruz Villalba

68' • Mexico • 2020

Five oil tankers ran aground off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen, in one of the largest protected natural areas in Mexico: Laguna de Terminos. Thousands of oil industry workers lost their jobs without receiving a settlement. Ecological damage is devastating to the densest mangrove area in the country. Fishing cooperatives, dismantled by the oil industry, are struggling to keep their trade.