Flor de la mar / Flower of the Sea

A film by Jorge Thielen Armand

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)


Venezuela, Historical/Community Documentary, 2015
24 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

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 a revitalization of the historic island in 2007, but the funds for the project have mysteriously vanished. FLOR DE LA MAR provides an unprecedented glimpse into this famished world through the touching testimonies of the fishermen and the people who have tried to protect this important site for humanity.

Texas Premiere

Print Source: Jorge Thielen Armand, Irina Grozavescu,,