Director: Diego Sarmiento, Alvaro Sarmiento
Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes
Language: Quechua, Spanish with English Subtitles
This film portrays 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 woman’s body and the earth’s soil are capable of giving and nurturing life. In the context of ever-growing industrialisation 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.
Ko Au Te Awa
Director: Jonathan Carson, Caleb Kingi
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: English, Māori
Nation: Te Atihaunui a Paparangi
In 2017, the Whanganui river was granted legal personhood confirming what Māori already knew - the awa is an ancestor. Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au. I am the river and the river is me.