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The Land Left Behind  //  La tierra se quédo (Orig.)

DIR: Juan G. Sarmiento
2010 / Germany / 77 min

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Solangel, Ruben and Teodoro walk around through the chaos of the densely populated city of Bogotá. They are looking for food, money and a little justice. They feel the painful experiences of the past; all of them were violently forced to leave their lands. They take hold of the new lives forced upon them and fight their conflicts with dignity, endurance and some humor. “The Land Left Behind” tells of the fate that befalls three people who have ended up in the Moloch that is the Colombian city of Bogotá. On a daily basis, Solangel, Ruben and Teodoro walk about through the chaos of dirt, noise and crowds. There’s always a challenge: they have to find money, food and work for themselves and their families to survive. A few months back they had a small piece of land, work and family and friends around them. As a result of brutal violence and threats from the FARC guerillas, paramilitary units and the military, they were forced to leave their home.

About

Director Juan G. Sarmiento
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography Juan Sarmiento
Editing Martin Reimers
Music Cesar Diaz
Sound Johannes Varga
Duration 77 min
Year 2010
Country Germany
Colour Colour
Tags agriculture, cities, observational, social issues, work
Production Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "…
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "Konrad Wolf"
Address:  Marlene-Dietrich Allee 11
City:  D-14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
Country:  Germany
Web:  www.hff-potsdam.de

Distribution Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "…
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "Konrad Wolf"
Address:  Marlene-Dietrich Allee 11
City:  D-14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
Country:  Germany
Web:  www.hff-potsdam.de

Festivals

50th Cartagena International Film ...

50th Cartagena International Film Festival, Colombia. 22nd Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, France 28th Uruguay International Film Festival, 17th CineLatino Tübingen. Germany 39th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany 5th Monaco Charity Film Festival, Monte Carlo. 13th FIDOCS International Documentary Film Festival, Santiago. Slow Film Festival. Eger, Hungary. 3rd Tranzyt International Documentary Film Festival, Poland 6th SANFIC. Santiago International Film Festival, Chile 1st Latin American Film Festival Mainz. Germany 7th Festicine Panamá. La Díaspora 2010 – Neustadt, Germany 1st Monteria International Film Festival – Montería, Colombia. 7th Itineraires Latinamerican Film Festival. Brussels, Belgium. 2nd Golden Eye Film Festival, Tbilisi, Geogia 25th Trieste Latin American Film Festival. Italy 12th International Documentary Encounters Bogota. Colombia 2nd Cali International Film Festival. Cali, Colombia 2nd Realidad Latina Film Festival. Antwerpen, Belgium 14th OFF CINEMA International Film Festival. Poznan, Poland 11th AluCine Latin Media Arts Festival. Toronto, Canada (Opening film) 4th Doc Est, Isia, Rumania 12th Filmar America Latina Film Festival– Geneve, Switzerland Amnesty Filmevening. Cologne, Germany 3rd Cine B Film Festival. Santiago, Chile International Festival of Audiovisual Programs. Biarritz, France SurDocs Film Festival. Puerto Varas, Chile Festival de los Derechos Humanos. Sucre, Bolivia 2nd Festival CineMigrante, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd LAKINO Film Festival, Berlín, Alemania Videoteca del Sur, New York City, EEUU 4th This Human World Human Rights Film Festival, Viena, Austria

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