La Tierra Roja
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Showings
Lark TheatreWed, Oct 14, 2015 8:00 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 1Thu, Oct 15, 2015 3:15 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Country:Belgium
Argentina
Year:2015
Running Time:100 min
Premiere Status:North American
Language:Spanish
Director:Diego Martinez Vignatti
Producer:Sébastien Delloye
Pablo Ratto
Screenwriter:Diego Martinez Vignatti
Cinematographer:Diego Martinez Vignatti
Editor:David Verdurme
Cast:Geert Van Rampelberg
Eugenia Ramirez Miori
Print Source:Latido Films
Note Writer:Margarita Landazuri
Description
A stunning ecological thriller and intense love story, director Diego Martinez Vignatti’s third feature explores the effects of harmful farming techniques on a rainforest community in northern Argentina. Workers cut down trees and haul them to a paper company for processing, then they cover their faces with kerchiefs and spray poisonous weed killer to increase production. Pierre, a Belgian supervisor for the multinational company, is involved in a passionate relationship with local teacher Ana, and neither can ignore the growing evidence that people are being sickened by the chemicals they’re using. As Ana helps mobilize protests and gather evidence that cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses are related to the agrotoxins, Pierre must make a choice. Vignatti, a former cinematographer, captures the region’s beautyand menace. With a cast that mixes seasoned actors and local indigenous people, the film culminates with a dramatic face-off that changes the community, and Pierre, forever.

Co-presented by Latino Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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