Viveka Melki | Campesinos… la terre va nous rester 2008

la terre va nous rester 2008

Director : Adam Pajot Gendron
Screenwriter & Researcher : Viveka Melki & Adam Pajot Gendron
Producer : Tortuga Films  (Viveka Melki)
Duration :
52 min I Client(s) SRC, RDI, TFO

Three children live and work in agricultural communities in Central America. Duli harvests macadamia nuts in the mountains of Guatemala, Jenier harvests coffee on an island in Nicaragua, and Paul harvests cacao in the jungles of Costa Rica. The families of each belong to agricultural cooperatives and through this, despite the distance that separates them, the children share a common bond: they work to create sustainable choices and improve their quality of life.
The three children share stories of their daily lives, bringing us into their world and their concerns in the face of various challenges. But above all, they allow us to put a face to the children who work so that we can eat.

Official selection Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois 2009
Nominated for the prize Pierre et Yolande Perreault (Québec, Canada)
Official selection at the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival 2009 (Canada)