Directed by Rohan Fernando
71 min | 2011 | USA | Not Rated
*Post-film discussion with Dr. Richard Paine from the U of U’s Anthropology Department.
In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a steward of the land. A tender and moving family tale, director Rohan Fernando’s lush cinematic journey intimately captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is suddenly and dramatically changing. A lament for cultures lost, this timely and vital film challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress.
Official Selection: 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, 2011 Calgary International Film Festival