Sembradoras de Vida (Mothers of the Land) - directed by Alvaro Sarmiento and Diego Sarmiento
Sembradoras de Vida (Mothers of the Land) - directed by Alvaro Sarmiento and Diego Sarmiento

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Sembradoras de Vida (Mothers of the Land)

Alvaro Sarmiento and Diego Sarmiento | Peru | | Unclassified (All Ages)

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

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

Format: DCP
Language: Quechua with English Subtitles
Duration: 74 min

Pre-screening short film: Sky Aelans

Director: Daniel Kakadi, Edward Manuga, Georgianna Lepping, Jeremy Gwao, Junior Patrick Kauha Maka, Mannar Levo, Neil Nuia, Regina Lepping & Zahiyd Namo | Solomon Islands | 2020 | 6 mins

Decades of logging have drastically changed the landscape and lifestyle of those who call the Solomon Islands home. Now, the last untouched forest of the country is at risk of being lost. The Indigenous communities who live in the high mountain forests, known locally as the “Sky Aelans” or Sky Islands, are the last guardians of these sacred spaces. This film is a reflection and celebration of the vital bond that these communities have with their Sky Aelans.


Sun 14 Mar 2021


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74 mins


Unclassified (All Ages)

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Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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