Script and Director: Agustí Corominas.
Cameraman and Editor: Llorenç Torrades.
Production: Rosa Murtra and Mónica Membrive.
At a time when multinational corporations want to control the land and natural resources (water, seeds, knowledge and so on), a small town in Palencia has been fighting for more than 20 years to recuperate life in the town and to retrieve the traditional wisdom of the countryside. This recovery is made possible by sustainable economic activities and respect for the environment.
The documentary depicts the town’s experiences, conflicts, successes and failures.
Amayuelas is a small but by no means isolated town in the Tierra de Campos region. As they themselves say: “21st century towns cannot live in isolation”, and so they form part of different networks such as “Plataforma Rural”, “Universidad Rural Paulo Freire” or “La Vía Campesina” with which they share their problems, aspirations and conflicts.
Day after day its inhabitants are set on building the Utopia that a better world is possible, a world in which country people and the land have their own voice.
Llorenç Torrades. The film’s cameraman and editor
Llorenç will talk about his experience during the shooting and he will give us his opinion about the dynamics that have led to the creation of small working initiatives, about how a group of young urban people has settled in the town, about the creation of local and original community services, and about finding different ways to work the land and to recuperate local seeds and varieties.
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