MOTHERS OF THE LAND

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Álvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento - 2019 - Peru - 74 min

Mothers of the land accompanies five women from the Andean highlands in their daily struggle to maintain a traditional and organic way of working the land. 

In the Andean Cosmovision, women and earth are strongly interrelated. Both, a women’s body and the earth’s soil are capable of giving and nurturing life. 

In the context of an ever-growing industrialization of agriculture, the use of chemical pesticides and genetically modified seeds it is women, who, connected to earth through bounds of sisterhood, take on the role of protectors.