Film Year: 2022
Locations: Bolivia, Uruguay, France
Film Length: 87 min
Director: Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Featuring: José Calcina, Luisa Quispe, Candelaria Quispe, Santos Choque
Official Oscar© Selection—Bolivia
Virginio and Sisa, an indigenous elderly couple living in the Bolivian highlands, have lived the same daily routine for years. However, an uncommonly long drought overtakes their land and quickly upends their lifestyle. Suddenly, the couple must decide whether to fall victim to or resist their environment and the passage of time. The arrival of the grandson Clever further complicates the couple’s decision to endure the brutally changing land, as he begs them to leave their ranch behind and join the rest of their family in the city. Ultimately, each family member navigates the difficulties of the environment, a need for change, and the purpose of their own lives.
Introduction by Carlos Aguilar (LA Times, The Wrap, AV Club)
This film is part of the Environmental Film Series presented by Southern Environmental Law Center.
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