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Dianna Barrie (Last Train, MIFF 2017) and Richard Tuohy (China Not China, MIFF 2018; Crossing) present a lo-fi 3D film captured in the crushing shadow of volcanoes.

The Chilean city of Valparaíso is nestled among hills, overseeing the Pacific Ocean, in the vicinity of active volcanoes and perilously close to the boundary between two tectonic plates. Evoking this fault line, Valpi (Tectonics) is horizontally segmented, creating an immersive yet abstracted chronicle of both the multifaceted layers of human life in this place and the politico-cultural fractures hidden beneath the surface.