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CAMAGROGA

by Alfonso Amador

synopsis

A portrait of the unique agricultural centre la Huerta de Valencia, where tiger nuts are grown and turned into the regional drink horchata. The area is in visible decline; the remaining workers dutifully and purposefully toil in the same soil as their ancestors. Few films have dedicated themselves so completely to depicting the life of a crop, following it over the course of a year. Amador represents the farmers and their natural world paying attention to the minutiae of their labour. A luscious, generous vision, with each gesture carrying with it a heritage of autonomy, work, and resistance.

international title: Camagroga
original title: Camagroga
country: Spain
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Alfonso Amador
film run: 111'
screenplay: Sergi Dies
film editing: Sergi Dies
art director: Avelina Prat
producer: Alfonso Amador, Xavier Crespo
production: Dacsa Productions
backing: À Punt Mèdia (ES)
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