«A mourning tree, dancing sprouts, ghosts, stories and forgotten seeds.
This is a Mexican family’s very last attempt to cultivate their land.» Director: Tania Hernández Velasco Mexico 2018 | 65’ , OmeU
Spanish with English subtitles The last peasant of a family has died and with him, all wisdom to till the soil has been lost. Without experience, his daughter and granddaughter will attempt a last traditional harvest to try to convince Grandma, the widow of the peasant, to keep their plot of land.
Together they will uncover the leftovers (locally known as the titixe) of this man and his world: a mourning tree, dancing sprouts, the language of clouds, ghosts, stories and the endless menace of losing the crops to a tempest. This is an intimate mosaic of the last harvest of a Mexican family, in a country that has forsaken its rural origins.