30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483
A documentary that is as expansive as the 1300km long peninsula of Baja California itself, in which the land and surrounding ocean are the main characters, An Island in the Continent ranges from the poetic, the mythical, to the hard-hitting.
Director Juan Pablo Miquirray says he had to “travel through water and mountains, islands, deserts and plateaus; meet its people, those born there and those who settled. I was not willing to leave any rock unturned.”
His film contains multiple thematic and narrative dimensions to unveil the peninsula in all its complexity — its unique cultural history, quite unlike the rest of Mexico, its phenomenal natural beauty, and the threats posed by tourism and mining.
Mexico | 70 minutes | Directed by Juan Pablo Miquirray
Screens with “A Different Gallery” (short film) | 11m. | Directed by Susie Forster | Byron Premiere | Filmmaker Q&A
Screens with “Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield” (short film) | 26m | Directed by Jason De Santolo