Prettier Than Heaven follows citizen scientist Prabir Mehta on his quest to document the threatened ecosystems of SW Puerto Rico. In this art-based short film, viewers take a visual dive into the wonder of local mangrove forests and coral reefs, and explore what these ecosystems mean to the Puerto Rican community. Along the way, larger questions emerge about how colonialism, capitalism, and climate change are shaping the island and threatening to transform these special places beyond recognition. Viewers are ultimately inspired to reconsider their relationship to the natural world, whether that includes tropical waters or not.
Prettier Than Heaven will premiere at Gallery 5 on July 27th, with music by Miramar Boleros and other entertainment. Visit the event page to RSVP and learn more.
Photography from behind the scenes of Prettier Than Heaven: