“A film that lifts from the ruins a lost language that smells of damp earth, ancestral times and also hardships.” – Butaca Ancha
6.45pm – 8.50pm | Wednesday 30 October | Palace Westgarth Cinema
ABOUT THE FILM
Tania Hernandez Velasco | Mexico | 2018 | 63 mins
What do we all stand to lose when connection to land and agricultural techniques handed down over thousands of years are threatened to disappear?
This intimate, moving film captures the last attempt of a Mexican family to cultivate their land following the death of a beloved patriarch, in a country which has forsaken its rural origins.
A rich portrait of the impacts of ‘progress’, Titixe explores the impacts of climate change on ancient agricultural techniques, and of the tragic loss of embodied knowledge and what that means for those left behind. The impacts of hope and grief ripple throughout, highlighting the deep interconnections between people and place.
This screening will be followed by a very special discussion with local Indigenous Elders and leaders, discussing connection to country and the sharing of agricultural practices across generations.
This session was made possible with the generous support of City of Darebin Council.
This screening will be followed by a very special discussion with the following Elders and leaders.
This screening will be introduced by City of Darebin Mayor Susan Rennie.
Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.