Semillas De Lucha (Seeds of Struggle) + Q&A
Based on real events, Kvrvf Nawel’s film recounts the tale of a tenant farming community in revolt in the province of Esmeraldas in northern Ecuador. Exploited into debt by a corrupt landowner and despot, the peasants look for options to get out of this scheme and take back the land they till, the land that is rightfully theirs. Together they paralyze the local and national economy, forcing their voices to be heard in a process that alters their personal history and that of the entire country. From the seeds these men and women dare to plant, a brave and necessary rebellion of collective struggle is born.
Director: Kvrvf Nawel – Mapuche
Producers: Eliana Champutiz – Kichwa Pasto, David Hernandez – Wayuu
Ecuador | 2020 | 76 min
Spanish w/ English Subtitles ǀ Dramatic Feature
Kvrvf Nawel is a screenwriter, audiovisual creator and musician. Since 2000 he has been linked to audiovisual creation for the strengthening of Native, Afrodescendant and Peasant Peoples of Latin America. He has extensive experience in teaching workshops, film training and audiovisual creation spaces in rural communities in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico.
October 25th – 3:00PM
Content Warning: Contains some violence and is intended for an adult audience
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