A young woman and her mother undertake the last harvest of a bean field, without any farming experience, in order to convince her grandmother to keep the family’s land. They try to grasp, through the whispers and stories of the field, what the recently deceased grandfather could not teach them. A poetic look at the deep links between the loss of a loved one, the loss of knowledge and, consequently, the deterioration of an agricultural environment.
A breathtaking contemplative film of which the main characters are the earth, the land and the plants, rather than human beings. A poetic work full of sensitivity with a stunning photography.
OTHER FILMS FROM THE THEMATIC BLOCK
"RYTHMS AND SENSORIALITIES II : BREATHS AND WHISPERS":
• Brekkie by Heather Anderson
Discussion between Amélie Ward and Gaëlle Lechevallier around this thematic block
Tania Hernández Velasco is a filmmaker and film programmer living in Mexico City. She holds a BA in Film (Centro de Diseño, Cine y TV; Mexico City), as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Film Editing and a Masters in Creative Documentary (both from Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Barcelona). She has been selected as a 2019 Flaherty Seminar - Professional Development Fellow. Previously, she has been sponsored as a director under the Borderline Program (Fest Associaçao Cultural, Espinho, Portugal, 2012) and in the Interaction Documentary Camp (Pozega, Serbia, 2013). Her short films have premiered in international film festivals around the world.TITIXE, her first feature documentary, has collected awards and mentions in several international film festivals.