Claudio Carbone
Portugal 2019 | 76 min
Sun, 16-May-21 08:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via Zoom with:
Bruno Cabral, Claudio Carbone
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Out of five mil­lion Costa Ricans, just over 100,000 belong to the coun­try’s eight indige­nous groups. Under a 1977 law, 24 areas of the coun­try are pro­tect­ed as indige­nous ter­ri­to­ries. How­ev­er, ille­gal land grab­bing often occurs to create space for agri­cul­ture, energy pro­duc­tion or tourist attractions.

The film shows the daily life of a Terra­ba com­mu­ni­ty that resists the expro­pri­a­tion and destruc­tion of their right­ful ter­ri­to­ries. They recul­ti­vate burned fields, refor­est, build huts, and live off of fish­ing as well as the sparse prod­ucts from their fields. The man­age­ment of the ter­ri­to­ries is in the hands of the “Asso­ci­a­tion”, which, how­ev­er, con­sists of non-indige­nous people and accord­ing­ly does not pro­tect their inter­ests. Adan and Byron, the pro­tag­o­nists of the film, strive to strength­en their inner unity and iden­ti­ty as Terra­ba. Byron trav­els to Panama to the coun­try of origin of the Ter­ribe, seek­ing self-assur­ance and expe­ri­enc­ing the stren­u­ous trans­port of a large canoe over a moun­tain to the river. It is a great col­lec­tive effort and like­wise a poignant image of the strength needed to resist.

Just recent­ly in Feb­ru­ary 2021, a land activist was mur­dered in Costa Rica— one of many cases that goes unpunished.

Clau­dio Car­bone stud­ied social archi­tec­ture in Rome, con­tin­ued his stud­ies in the field of social move­ments at var­i­ous uni­ver­si­ties of soci­ol­o­gy (Brazil, Por­tu­gal, Costa Rica), and is cur­rent­ly doing a PhD in devel­op­ment stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Social Sci­ences in Lisbon. After his short and middle-length films CIELITO REBELDE (2016), ROSSO VIVO (2017) and ANOTHER LISBON STORY (2017), HASTA QUE MUERA EL SOL is his first fea­ture documentary.

Direc­tor, cin­e­matog­ra­phy, sound: Clau­dio Carbone
Edit­ing: Cláu­dia R. Oliveira, Bruno M. Cabral, Clau­dio Carbone
Com­pos­er: Andre David
Sound design: Miguel M. Cabral
With Adan Najera Rivera, Byron Reyes Ortiz
Pro­duc­tion: Garden Films, Bruno M. Cabral
Con­tact: bruno.cabral@gardenfilms.net