IRIRIA - NIÑA TIERRA
Directed by Carmelo Camilli
Could the destruction of the planet be rooted in culture? In this poetic documentary, we see the world through the eyes of the Bribri-Cabecar — an Indigenous tribe that lives in the Alta Talamanca nature reserve in Costa Rica.
From the ancient sages, to a teacher at the local school, we hear about an Earth that is alive — that hears and sees us and will nurture us only as long as we protect it.
Through the Bribri-Cabecar’s cosmological view, their deep connection to nature and their reflections on the difficult relationship between man and the earth, we are left to ponder the absurdity of a culture that destroys the very thing on which it relies for survival.