A Journey to the Fumigated Towns

Fernando E. SOLANAS
  • Argentina
  • 2018
  • 97min
  • ProRes422
  • Color
  • Asian Premiere
10th Anniversary Special Screening​Master Class

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 16일 13:30-15:07 Code 315 Megabox Ilsanbellacita 102 G
  • 09월 18일 19:00-20:37 Code 531 Megabox Baekseok 2 G
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle

Synopsis

Across seven Argentine provinces, investigating the social and environmental consequences of the transgenic agricultural model with agro-toxins. Today, in order to keep up with larger export quantities, it produces grains, meat, and food with agro toxins and chemicals. Eco‐agriculture demonstrates that it is possible to produce food for everyone, free of pesticides.

Director

  • Fernando E. SOLANAS
    Born in Buenos Aires in 1936, he formed 'Grupo Cine Liberación' with Octavio Getino and directed The Hour of the Furnaces in 1968. Analyzing the society of Argentina at that time, the film awakened the audience to its underground screening and left a significant mark in the film history. After the 1976 coup d'etat he left for France, where he made several features including Tangos: the Exile of Gardel(1985), Sur(1988).

Review

In A Journey to the Fumigated Towns, Fernando E. Solanas delves into the issue of agriculture and the environment. Due to the destruction of land (including forests) wrought by large-scale soybean farming in Argentina at the hands of multinational corporations, farmers no longer have any place to work and must now leave their beloved land. The use of poisonous agrochemicals to produce genetically modified crops has led to environmental disasters. Yet, people suffering from the pollution of air and water do not receive any attention, while the multinational corporations use their connection with the authority to exercise power and thus remain unaffected by resistance. In Argentina, even the media choose not to discuss this matter. Turning his eyes to environmental issues, Solanas approaches the basis of life. Rather than merely criticizing the problem, the film seeks solutions like eco-friendly farming. As always, the director is first and foremost concerned with the powerless. He urges us not to be oblivious to the land and people who have been deprived of their right to enjoy healthy life. [LEE Yongcheol]

Credits

  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS  Victoria SOLANAS
  • PRODUCER  Cinesur S.A.
  • CINEMAROGRAPY  Nicoás SULCIC, Fernando E. SOLANAS
  • EDITOR  Juan Carlos MACÍAS, Alberto PONCE, José Maria del PEÓN, Nicolás. SULCIC, Fernando E. SOLANAS
  • MUSIC  Mauro LÁZZARO
  • SOUND  Tomás BAUER

Distribution / World Sales

  • Cinesur S.A.  54 11 4794 8513 / cinesur@fibertel.com.ar
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