Sumercé

(Sumercé)

Páramo – a unique ecosystem in the Colombian mountains and the source of drinking water for most of the population. When the corrupt government allows coalmining in the area, several individuals speak out in defiance.

Over past decades, the government has privatised parts of the páramo and sold them to supranational mining companies. The farmers living here for many generations have lost both their work and their homes. Over the course of protests, strikes, debates, and election campaigns, Colombian director Victoria Solano’s film tracks three people who care deeply about their country’s fate and try to fight the government’s actions. Older farmer Eduardo Moreno educates people about environmental protection, activist Rosa Rodríguez helps them fight the state’s legal machinery, and 30-year-old César Pachón organises farmers’ strikes and runs for governor to defend their political interests. They each fight oppression in their own way but have one thing in common: even face to face with a powerful opponent they do not hesitate to speak out and defend their rights.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Victoria Solano
Colombia, UK
2019 | 82 min.

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Category

UnEarthed

Director

Victoria Solano

Filmography
2019 - Sumercé
2012 - Documental 9.70

Victoria Solano

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