:A Journey to the Fumigated Towns / Viaje a los Pueblos Fumigados
Argentina, 2018, 97 min
A Journey to the Fumigated Towns is the final episode made by Fernando Solanas in a series of 8 films dedicated to the Argentinian’s crisis in the 21st century. Based on testimonies, re-creations, archives and photos, this investigative documentary reveals not only the after-effects of the soya’s model and other GMO’s grain productions with agrochemicals, on the health of the Argentinian people but also the global and environmental consequences.Fernando Solanas unfolds dramatic stories and testimonies from locals, farmers and researchers. As a fearless director and a senator, he is convinced that Eco-agriculture produces food for everyone in a natural and profitable way.
Festivals And Awards
Fernando E. Solanas director and screenwriter was born in Argentina in 1936 and studied theatre, music and law. Between 1966 and 1968 he worked on a documentary trilogy entitled ‘The Hour of the Furnaces’ which screened in over 70 countries. In 1976, after receiving death threats, he went into exile in Paris but returned to Buenos Aires in 1983. He won international awards for his films Tangos, the Exile of Gardel, South, The Journey and Clouds. In 2004 he was honoured with the Golden Bear for his lifetime’s achievement. In 2002 he began the documentary cycle of which A Journey to the Fumigated Towns is the closing film.
Berlinale 2018. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. Fénix Film Awards 2018. IKSV Istanbul 2018.
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