Keepers of the Future
SV/US/CA, 2017, 24 min, Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by: Avi Lewis
with executive producer Karolo Aparicio (via videostream)
AUGE/UG Steiermark, Südwind Aktivist*innen
In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, where the great river meets the sea, a peasant movement puts down roots – growing resilience in the scorched earth of exile and war. But soon these farmers and fishing folk discover new challenges, and this time they are global: the climate crisis and an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation for audiences in the prosperous north. On the surface, the life of these campesinos may resemble the past, but in their model may lie the key to the future.