Sembradoras de Vida (Mothers of the Land) (2019)

  • 2019
  • Documentary
  • 1h 14m

MOTHERS OF THE LAND accompanies five women from the Andean highlands in their daily struggle to maintain a traditional and organic way of working the land. In the Andean Cosmovision, women and earth are strongly interrelated. Both, a women’s body and the earth’s soil are capable of giving and nurturing life. In the context of an ever-growing industrialization of agriculture, the use of chemical pesticides and genetically modified seeds it is women, who, connected to earth through bounds of sisterhood, take on the role of protectors.

Language

Quechua with English Subtitles

Country

Peru

Bonus Content

1h 14m
Sky Aelans

Director: Daniel Kakadi, Edward Manuga, Georgianna Lepping, Jeremy Gwao, Junior Patrick Kauha Maka, Mannar Levo, Neil Nuia, Regina Lepping & Zahiyd Namo | Solomon Islands | 2020 | 6 mins

Decades of logging have drastically changed the landscape and lifestyle of those who call the Solomon Islands home. Now, the last untouched forest of the country is at risk of being lost. The Indigenous communities who live in the high mountain forests, known locally as the “Sky Aelans” or Sky Islands, are the last guardians of these sacred spaces. This film is a reflection and celebration of the vital bond that these communities have with their Sky Aelans.

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