On September 19, 2021, 50 years after the last eruption, a new volcano emerged on the island of La Palma. During the months that the eruption lasted, a group of childhood friends shared audio messages on a WhatsApp chat where they wrote a daily chronicle of astonishment and tragedy, far from the media narrative. The film draws a collective portrait of the friendship and strength of the inhabitants of a land which from time to time are exposed to the hypnotic and devastating power of nature.
David Pantaleón (Canary Islands, 1978) graduated in Theatre Arts from the Canary Islands’ Escuela de Actores. Since 2006 he has directed more than 20 shorts, internationally recognized at festivals such as Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Vila do Conde or Curtas Rio de Janeiro, among others. His debut feature ‘Rendir los machos’ (2021) was premiered at Seville Festival, where it won the AC/E Award for Best Director. Jose Víctor Fuentes (Canary Islands, 1973) is a filmmaker and producer. In 2011 he co-directed ‘90 minutos & I love you’ and in 2012 he made his second feature film, ‘La luz de Mafasca’, both premiered at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival. In 2015 he presented ‘BKLYN 1121’ at the Seville Festival and in 2021 he premiered ‘A veces el amor’ (2021) at the MiradasDoc in Tenerife. ‘An Inhabited Volcano’ (2023) had its world premiere at Visions du Réel.