Green is the name of a female orangutan that founds herself alone immerse in a world she doesn’t belong to, victim and affected by deforestation and resources exploitation. The film carries us into an emotional and sensitive journey with her in the last moments of her life, resulting, as well, in a visual itinerary that portrays the rainforest biodiversity treasures and the devastating effects of deforestation and land cleansing for palm oil plantations.
“Yaku Patsa” means “world of water” in quechua and “Konchukos” in culle tongue. This documentary transports us to the southern part of Conchucos in Ancash, where we meet four characters that share us their relationship with the water: Antonio tells us how he calls out for rain in dry seasons, Nina describes the preparation of Jora’s Chicha, Bebel tells a myth related to a the origin of a lagoon and José speaks us about what is like to be working with ice. Rite, tradition, myth and reality, are depicted while we travel through the water tracks from its origin in the Cordillera Blanca until its arrival to the Marañón River.
Franz Florez, a Colombian conservation specialist, manages to cross the areas of his country that are being affected by the armed conflict, with the help of a wandering tamer snake.
Penetrating in the deeps of a forbidden and impassable Colombia, the Snake Man becomes an adventure both visual and human that intertwines humour, paradox and all the features of an initiatory story, and also questioning about primary rainforest in Latin America.
Quillagua village is considered as the middle point in Atacama. Located at the shores of the river its subsistence relied on agriculture and farming until in the ‘80s mining industries polluted the Loa River, their only source for watering, and bought the water rights. Since then Quillagua lives in an unstoppable decadence and it’s integrated by elderly people mostly. Through the neighbour’s stories we learn about the current situation of the village.
The constant decrease of the marine fauna under the polluted waters of the catalan shores brings with it the extinction of artisanal fishing as it used to be performed on the Mediterranean for centuries. Ramon Costa together with his two sons belongs to one of the last four families of artisan fishermen that still fishes in the port of Badalona. His life story displays us how mutation in the natural landscape also conveys into the inevitable modification of the human landscape.
During the construction of a rural museum garden, a group of young architects experience the Quebrada de Pinte, its landscape and community, getting familiar with the quotidian of this small village in the Andes Mountain Range in the north of Chile, that is about to disappear due to the scarcity of water provoked by the mining industry. This documentary rescues the encounter of two conceptions of the world and how, accomplices in a constructive process, emerges the exploration of the local reality, its problem and its ancestral values of their present and history.
In 1976 Bulldozer machines started to set the solid foundations of what it was meant to be one of the biggest touristic complex in the Iberian Peninsula 64 thousand summer apartments, built over the last stronghold of a wetland area: Los Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. A group of young people decided to organize themselves to stop the undergoing construction. Hence a 7-year struggle got started.
Fosca, an urban hare, that hears the calls of nature, defends, together with her friends, the life of the dessert that is threaten by the construction and exploitation of a mine. “Fosca Liebre” is a simple tale, of how some beings enact destroying the Earth while others defend it. Nevertheless this tale is also a poem fill with plastic figures that reconnect us with the ancestral forms of natural spaces, today endanger by its mining richness.
The water has been the main character in discussions and wars worldwide, and in Easter Island this is not an exception. From the beginning the people of Rapa Nui recreates its life around water and has struggle for very drop of it, but with the passing years acquiring it has become easier and its use has lost all value. Will it be necessary the scarcity and returning to the old days for comprehending water importance?
FICAMS/ 6º Festival Internacional de Cine de la Antártica sobre Ambiente y Sustentabilidad/Cultura Sustentable 2017. Todos los derechos Reservados