The film proposes agroecology as an option and a necessity in the construction of Food Sovereignty, taking the experience of Cuba as a world reference and inviting us to think that another type of field is possible.
100 years after the Russian revolution, the film invites us to think about agroecology as an option and a necessity in the construction of food sovereignty, taking the experience of Cuba as a world reference and inviting us to think that another type of field is possible.
Agroecology in Cuba is the fourth feature film directed by Juan Pablo Lepore to be premiered in Cine.ar spaces in the country; the previous ones are Sin Patron: a permanent revolution (2014), La Jugada del Paón: lethal agribusiness (2015) and Forget them and they will return for more: mega-mining and neoliberalism (2016). In addition, the director is preparing a new premiere for October of this year referring to the Vuelta al Campo and other forms of rurality in our Argentina.
“The images show an unusually green and fertile Havana. The saying of the interviewees, especially the recurrence of certain diminutives, shows a respectful, harmonious, loving relationship with the earth.”By María Bertoni for Espectadores.com.ar
“What is interesting about Agroecology in Cuba is that it invites us to think about how practices of this type could be carried out in other countries dominated by neoliberal policies that impose not only prices but also the very food that one must consume.”By Juan PabloRusso for Escribiendocine.com
“Agroecological cultivation in a belt surrounded by cities, the possibility of nearby supply, the non-use of sophisticated machinery and agrochemicals. And fundamentally as an urgent need, it led to becoming the vanguard of organic crops. A very interesting document.”By Catalina Dlugi for ElportaldeCatalina.com
“Through interviews with several specialized people, Agroecology in Cuba clearly and concretely exposes the positive contributions that this way of working the soil contains, presenting the different aspects that have been analyzed and put into practice to achieve this successful model.”By Brian Macchi for Funcinema.com.ar
In 1959 the Cuban revolution began, after many years of preparation. The victory of Socialism on the island leads the United States to impose an international economic blockade against Cuba. As a result of this, the economy becomes a very fluid exchange with the USSR, mainly of Cuban sugar cane for almost all basic resources.
In 1989, with the fall of the USSR, Cuba found itself without supplies, generating an imbalance in the economy, which caused a food security problem, leaving a country in chaos.
That is where Cuban Agroecology was born and developed as a response to the food crisis, based on the values of self-sufficiency in food, education and intergenerational and multidisciplinary popular participation of the entire population.
This movement exports ancient wisdom in a context of world crisis, positioning Cuba as leaders in the production of sustainable and ecological food.
Festivals: Moncton International Film Festival - Canada 2018 GNG Green Earth Film Festival - U.S.A. 2018 7th International Festival ACAMPADOC Panama 2018 11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival - Malaysia 2018 4th Argentine Regional Rural Film Festival 2018 9th Eko International Film Festival of Nigeria (EKOIFF) 2019 New Earth International Film Festival - Poland 2018 Vth Latin-American Independent Film Festival “MIRA” - Germany 2018 https://www.facebook.com/agroecologia… 9th Cambodia international Film Festival 2019