A Crack in the Mountain (12A)
Director: Alastair Evans
Starring: Huong Nguyen Thien Le, Adam Spillane, Howard Limbert
Documentary | Environment | Hong Kong | 2022
1 hr 40 mins | Subtitles
Writer-director Alastair Evans’s documentary details the struggle to preserve Hang Son Doong caves in Vietnam. Discovered in 1991 it is the largest cave passage in the world and a place of spectacular beauty. The nearby small, impoverished, Vietnamese community has struggled to deal with the opportunity and challenges that arise when environmentalism, tourism and economic development all collide. Can it be done so that ecological, business and employment considerations are harmoniously addressed, supporting sustainability and economic growth without sacrificing the environment? The film does an expert job at exploring that question from all angles, including those likely to be posed by devil’s advocates, while capturing the cave’s natural beauty in breathtakingly immersive images.
The Purbeck Film Festival is very grateful to Isle of Purbeck Sub Aqua Club, whose support will make this a very special evening.
Wednesday 1 Nov. 7.30 pm
Durlston Castle, Swanage, BH19 2JL
£8.50: £6.00 (Students and under 25s)
Bar open on the night