Directed by Jorge Thielen Armand | Documentary | 24′ | Canada Venezuela | 2015
On the isolated island of Cubagua, a rare Venezuelan culture of fifty-one fishermen is on the brink of extinction. They are the lonesome watchmen of the ruins of Nueva Cádiz, the first Spanish city of the Americas. Abandoned 500 years ago, this forgotten community was finally promised revitalization of their historic island in 2007. But the funds for the project mysteriously vanished, leaving the fishermen crystallized in their indigenous ways. Flor de la Mar gives an unprecedented glimpse into this famishing world through the touching testimonies of the fishermen and the people who’ve tried to protect this important site for humanity.