Portrait of Disaster

Today, an hour from the Project series of documentaries. This one is from 1959 and is a sound portrait of the Mexican town of Manzanillo. Through voices, music and sounds the life of the people, the fishermen, the farmers, the artists, and the tourists of this beautiful town is explored. Interspersed amidst the revelry and the idyllic pace of life are reports and eye-witness accounts of the gathering cyclone that struck on October 26, 1959, devastating the town.