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The Cloud Forest

10 November 2019 | 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Cat Strand
High Street
Castle Douglas, DG7 3RN United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: The Cloud Forest

Director: Monica Alvarez Franco | Countries of production: Mexico | Year: 2017 | Length: 94 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Can small people, in small places, doing small things, change the world?

One of Mexico’s most remarkable ecosystems, the cloud forest, is under threat as coffee plantations, cattle grazing and an increase in human population all take their toll. In response, the people of a small town in Veracruz take it upon themselves to “be the change” and protect this unique habitat. Building their own homes, schools and farms, they set out to restructure their entire culture, from the food they grow to their children’s education, radically redefining their relationship with nature – and each other – along the way.

With birdsong, the sound of water flowing and the wind as its only musical soundtrack, this gentle, contemplative documentary offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of community resilience.

CONTENT NOTES: Contains depictions of animal slaughter


Beyond the Screen

We are delighted to be supporting this one-off screening at Cat Strand as part of our Locals programme. The film will be followed by a discussion on local sustainability led by a panel selected by the Stewartry Climate Group.

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