A documentary by Raúl Álvarez

Land Awakening

Exploring our relationship with the Land

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LAND AWAKENING

 

VOLUNTEERING AT ORGANIC FARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, MEXICAN-CANADIAN FILMMAKER RAÚL ÁLVAREZ EMBARKS ON A FILMING ODYSSEY TO LEARN ABOUT ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND ALTERNATIVE METHODOLOGIES TO GROW AND GATHER FOOD, CREATING AN INSPIRING FILM ABOUT THE GENEROSITY OF THE LAND BUT ALSO ABOUT HIS OWN LIFE TRANSFORMATION.

 

TRIGGERED BY HIS ENCOUNTERS WITH UNIQUE CHARACTERS, PARADIGMS LIKE AGRICULTURE, TILLING THE SOIL, SUPERMARKETS, AND EVEN THE TERM “WEEDS” ARE QUESTIONED, REVEALING NEW APPROACHES TO FOOD PRODUCTION AND MAKING HIS JOURNEY INTRIGUING AND FASCINATING.

 

THE FILM WAS PRODUCED INDEPENDENTLY BY THE DIRECTOR WHO ALSO PHOTOGRAPHED IT AND EDITED IT.

 

2018 ITALIAN TOUR CONTINUES

2018 ITALIAN TOUR KICKED-OFF JANUARY 5. “RINASCERE NELLA TERRA”, THE ITALIAN SUBTITLED VERSION OF “LAND AWAKENING” WAS SCREENED AT THE PANTA REI ECOVILLAGE AND EDUCATIONAL CENTRE, IN LAGO TRASIMENO.

MOST RECENT SCREENING WAS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24, AT THE PARCO DEL CONERO, SIROLO, IN ANCONA.

SEE BELOW FOR COMING DATES AND SCREENING LOCATIONS FURTHER DURING THE YEAR.

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TOUR ITALIANO 2018

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• Marzo, 2018. / Screenings in Umbria and Naples, Campania / more information and dates later.
• 3 April, 2018 / Screenings in Diamante, Cosenza, Calabria /more information and dates later.
• 6 April, 2018 / Screenings in Matera, Basilicata /more information and dates later.
• 8-9 June, 2018 Caramanico Terme, Pescara, Abruzzo.

More screenings are currently being set up in Milan, Bologna, Padova, Siena, Florence, Marche, Puglia, Sicily and many other places, so please come back and check frequently.

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING AN EVENT TO BE PART OF THE TOUR, THIS IS THE TIME TO GET IN TOUCH TO SET UP A DATE AND ORGANIZE A SHOWING OF THE FILM IN YOUR LOCATION. PLEASE READ ON BELOW IN “HOST A SCREENING”.


MOST RECENT SCREENINGS:

 

February 24, 2018. Parco del Conero, Sirolo, Ancona, Marche, Italy.
Sponsored by Schola Nova di Varano, Parco del Conero and Dottsa. Ilse Maria Ratsch.

 

January 5 & 27 2018. Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia , Umbria, Italy.
Sponsored and hosted by Panta Rei Ecovillaggio e Centro di esperienze per l’educazione allo sviluppo sostenibile.

 

November 18, 2017. Fiesole, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
Centro ARCI “Il Girone”. Sponsored by Bio-Distretto di Fiesole e Centro ARCI “Il Girone”.

 

October 8, 2017. Fabriano, Ancona, Marche, Italy.
Screening sponsored by Ufficio Cultura del Comune di Fabriano, and hosted by Genuino Clandestino, (Organization of Italian Independent Farmers and Food manufacturers).

 

October 7, 2017. Tenuta San Casiano, Ancona, Marche, Italy.
Screening hosted by Genuino Clandestino and the Cooperativa Sociale Evodinamica.

 

May 24, 2017. Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
Special event sponsored by Cine Forum di GAS Frediano – Gruppo di Acquisto Solidale (Community Supported Agriculture) and  Galleria Cartavetra.

 

March 10, 2017. Acquasanta Natural Farming Farm, Città della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. Special event sponsored by Antonella Pugliese.

 

ITALIAN PREMIER

July 3, 2015 was the ITALIAN PREMIER screening at the “Montebello Monastery”, in Isola del Piano, Pesaro Urbino, in the Marche region. This presentation was part of the 2015 edition of the “Festival Ville & Castella”, and sponsored by the the Girolomoni family and the Gino Girolomoni Cooperativa Agricola, whose founder the late Gino Girolomoni was one of the pioneers of the organic agriculture practice in Italy, and former co-founder of the Alce Nero Cooperative back in 1977.

 

WORLD AND CANADIAN PREMIER

The WORLD and CANADIAN PREMIER screening of “Land Awakening” was on November 12, 2011, selected for the Slow Motion Food Film Festival at the Acadia Cinema Cooperative, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. This presentation was sponsored by Slow Food Canada.

 

EUROPEAN PREMIER

The EUROPEAN PREMIER was held on June 16 & 21, 2012 at the Universal Hall in the Findhorn Community and Eco-village, in Scotland, UK. This event was part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Eco-village.

 

TOURS

 

SPANISH PREMIER AND SPAIN TOUR

“Despertar a la Terra” the Catalan-subtitled version of the film was premiered November 11, 2012 at the “Casa Orlandai”, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

The film toured Spain twice, first in 2012 and then in the summer of 2013 with screenings in 10 cities, towns and communities, including Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. These screenings included showings of the Spanish-subtitled version of the film, “Despertar a la Tierra”.

MEXICAN PREMIER AND MEXICO TOUR

The MEXICAN PREMIER screening held November 5, 2013 in the city of Ensenada, Baja California, kicked-off the tour of the film all over Mexico with 29 screenings in over 20 cities, small towns and Ecovillages, including three screenings in the capital, Mexico City.

 

Various screenings in Canada have been held in the cities of Ottawa, Toronto and various communities in the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

 

In London it was screened at the New Cross Film Festival, and in Switzerland at the Ecovillage Centre of Unity of Schweibenalp community.

The film was invited to participate at the “Festival Esperanzah!” in Barcelona, and was selected by the “Spirit Enlightened Film Festival Culture Unplugged”.

 

Since its Premier in Italy mid-2015 the Italian-subtitled version “Rinascere Nella Terra” has been screened in the Regions of Marche, Tuscany and Umbria, with frequent screenings in Florence.

 

In 2018 “Rinascere Nella terra” resumes the tour of presentations all over Italy.

 

A full list of screenings world-wide, per year is presented following further below.

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2011 – 2012
WORLD AND CANADIAN PREMIER
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Noviembre 12, 2011. Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Al Whittle Theatre-Acadia Cinema. Sponsored and hosted by the Slow Motion Food FIlm Festival, Slow Food Canada, Acadia Cinema Cooperative and Michael Howell.
• March 22, 2012. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Algonquin College. Special Private Screening sponsored and hosted by the Algonquin College Film School and Director/Producer Karl Nerenberg.
OTTAWA PREMIER.
• March 29, 2012. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
City of Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch. Sponsored and hosted by the Reel Food Film Festival, Ottawa Public Library, USC Canada, Just Food, One World Arts, Camino Food Coop, Ottawa Good Food Box. Hosted by the Reel Food Film Festival.
• April 19, 2012. Wakefield, Quebec, Canada.
The Black Sheep Theatre. Screening sponsored and hosted by The Black Sheep Inn, Life without Plastic-Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon, François Oligny, Eco Echo-Christopher Minnes.
• June 9, 2012. Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the Social Change Institute and Hollyhock Centre for education, environment and social change.
• June 11, 2012. Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
Okanagan College. Screening sponsored and hosted by CURB Penticton Urban Agriculture Association, Restaurant THEOS-Nikos Theodosakis, and the Okanagan College.

EUROPEAN PREMIER
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June 16 & 21, 2012. Findhorn, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Universal Hall at Findhorn Eco-Community. Screening sponsored by Findhorn Foundations and hosted by the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Findhorn Eco-village.

FIRST TOUR IN SPAIN
Nov 11 to Dec 3, 2012.
SPAIN & BARCELONA PREMIER
• November 11, 2012. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Casa Orlandai. Screening of “Despertar a la Terra”, Catalan-subtitled version, sponsored and hosted by Casa Orlandai, Ecocomissió CO, Slow Food España, Transición Barcelona, and Ajuntament de Barcelona.
• November 16, 2012. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Centro RAI. Screening sponsored and hosted by RAI-Centro Recursos d’Animació Intercultural, Barcelona, Spain and Francesco Russo.
• November 16, 2012. Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Associació de Consum Ecològic Lo Fato.
• November 21, 2012. Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
Aula Magna de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Screening sponsored and hosted by Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Gregorio López Sanz, Cortijo Covaroca, Rafael López y Charo Muñoz.
• November 23, 2012. Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Asociación Cultural Proyecto Matraz and Fernando Sánchez.
• November 25, 2012. San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
2 screenings: Land Awakening, English version and Despertar a la Tierra, Spanish version. Screening sponsored by Ayuntamiento Marbella, La Chispa Magazine and Phil Speirs, and hosted by “Festival Arte Sano”.
• November 28, 2012. Maó (Mahón), Menorca, Spain.
Sala Actes Consell Insular, Maó. Screening sponsored by Maó en Transició, GOB Menorca, Associació de Prouctors d’Agriculura Ecológica de Menorca-APAEM, Justicia Alimentria VSF, Judith Aisa. Hosted by Consell Insular-Economia i Medi Ambient.
• November 29, 2012. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Screening of “Land Awakening”, English-subtitled version, sponsored and hosted by Mood Beach Restaurant and Vicki McLeod.
• November 30, 2012. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Auditorio del Diario de Mallorca. Screening of “Despertar a la Tierra”, Spanish-subtitled version, sponsored and hosted by Diario de Mallorca, Poc a Poc, Guillem Ferrer, Miguel Borras and Daniela Nunzia Garret.
• December 12, 2012. Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Screening hosted by Red Sostenible y Creativa and José Luis Moreno.
2013
• March 4, 2013, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Special private screening sponsored and hosted by the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and Professor Eva Cabaca.
• March 21, 2013. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Special private screening sponsored and hosted by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Yolande Henry.
• April 20, 2013. Wakefield, Quebec, Canada.
Wakefield Community Center. screening sponsored and hosted by Wakefield Ensemble, the “2013 Earth-Day in Wakefield” Celebration, the Wakefield Community Center and Bob Gibson.
• May 2, 2013. London, United Kingdom.
New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival. Screening sponsored and hosted by Sanford Housing Cooperative, the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival and Maura Framrose.

SECOND TOUR IN SPAIN
June 19 to July 4, 2013
• MADRID PREMIER.
June 19, 2013. Madrid, Spain.
Centro Cultural La Casa Encendida. Special screening at the Opening Night of the 4-day Conference “Despierta, el planeta te necesita”. Screening sponsored and hosted by Asociación Cultural Despierta, Centro Cultural La Casa Encendida, Fundación Montemadrid and Angel Cano.
• Junio 23, 2013. Estepona, Malaga, Spain.
Private screening at Organic Farming Community Estepona, sponsored and hosted by David Torralba Portilla, Antonio Enciso and Alexandra Parra.
• Junio 27, 2013. Murcia, Murcia, Spain.
Paraninfo de la Universidad de Murcia, Campus de La Merced. Screening sponsored and hosted by the Red de Permacultura del Sureste and Elias Lopez Ros.
• June 28, 2013. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Associació Salut i Agroecologia- ASiA.
• June 30, 2013. Santa Maria de Palautordera, Montseny, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Sala La Quadra, Video Forum per la Terra. Screening sponsored and hosted by Amics per la Pau, Equip Mizar de divulgadors, Ecoxarxa Montseny, Dolça Revolució, Pere Ardevol Ibañez and Jose Luis Redondo Bailen.
• July 9, 2013. Schweibenalp, Brienz, Switzerland.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the 2013 Global Ecovillage Network Conference.
• July 20, 2013. Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Tarifa Eco-Center and Johnny Azpilicueta.
• August 29, 2013. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Bio Granja La Real, David Junquera, Ana Digón y Rafael Giménez.
• October 31, 2013. San Diego, California, USA.
San Diego State University. Screening sponsored and hosted by the Student Council of the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University and Marisa Alvarez.

TOUR IN MEXICO
Nov 5, 2013 – Jan 10, 2014
• MEXICAN PREMIER
November 5, 2013. Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Premier Screening in Mexico sponsored and hosted by the Centro Estatal de las Artes, Gobierno del Estado (CEARTE), and Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE).
• November 12, 2013. Chalmita, Estado de México, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the “Consejo de Visiones, Guardianes de la Tierra”, First Nations & Ecological Summit 2013, and Alberto Ruz.
• November 15 & 16, 2013. Valle de Bravo, Estado de México, Mexico.
2 screenings sponsored and hosted by Centro Regional de Cultura Joaquín Arcadio Pegaza y Arturo Sánchez Alvarez.
• November 21, 2013. Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico.
Museum de la Ciudad. Screening sponsored and hosted by Transition México, Transición Querétaro, Secretaría de Educación del Gobierno del Estado, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Gobierno de Soluciones, Instituto Queretano de la Cultura y las Artes, Ruta Ahimsa and Raúl Vélez.
• November 22, 2013. Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Government of the State, Ministry of Sustainability, Museum of Science and Alberto Ruz.
• November 23, 2013. Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico.
Main Hall, Huehuecoyotl Eco-village. Screening sponsored and hosted by the Huehuecoyotl Eco-village and Alberto Ruz.
• November 25, 2013. Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the Instituto de Tecnología de Uruapan, Gaia Asesoría Integral Ambiental and Jesús Ignacio Simon Zamora.
• November 26, 2013. Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by the Facultad de Agrobiología, Gaia Asesoría Integral Ambiental and Jesús Ignacio Simon Zamora.
• November 27, 2013. Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by CREFAL-Centro de Cooperación Regional para la Educación de Adultos en Latinamerica, Tierramor organic farming and Holger Hieronimi.
• November 28, 2013. Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico.
Screening sponsored and hosted by Centro Cultural de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Gaia Asesoría Integral Ambiental and Jesús Ignacio Simon Zamora.

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TODAY THE WORLD IS CHANGING AT AN EVER AMAZINGLY FAST PACE. A DEEP ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS, ONE OF THE MANY CONSEQUENCES OF THE CRUMBLING VALUES OF OUR CIVILIZATION, IS RESULTING IN THE URGENT NEED TO FIND AND APPLY PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO A FAST CHANGING WORLD.

 

PERMACULTURE, COMMUNITY LIVING, RECONNECTION WITH NATURE ARE BUT A FEW OF THESE MUCH NEEDED SOLUTIONS THAT PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT.

 

INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED BETWEEN 2009-2012, “LAND AWAKENING” IS A FILM THAT PIONEERED IN ITS TIME, SHOWCASING A KALEIDOSCOPE OF CHARACTERS OFFERING ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE TECHNIQUES, CONCRETE EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY-BASED SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS, AND A PROFOUND ANALYSIS ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND.

 

TODAY ITS MESSAGE IS NOT ONLY STILL VALID, BUT RAPIDLY GAINING RELEVANCE AS NEW GENERATIONS KEEP SEARCHING AND MOVING TOWARDS THE CREATION OF A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS CRUCIAL, NOW MORE THAN EVER, TO CONTINUE OFFERING THE URGENT MESSAGE CARRIED BY THE FILM ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND ABOUT A DEEPER CONSCIOUSNESS ON OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND, TO NEW AND LARGER AUDIENCES.

 

I’LL BE HAPPY TO COME TO YOUR CITY, TOWN OR COMMUNITY TO PERSONALLY PRESENT THE FILM AND WORK WITH YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION, TO BE PART OF EITHER A FULL-DAY EVENT, OR A SINGLE SCREENING, WITH A POST Q&A SESSION.

 

“LAND AWAKENING” IS NOT A COMMON FILM. I PRODUCED IT INDEPENDENTLY, WITHOUT ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SOURCE OF FINANCING, WITH MY OWN RESOURCES, MAKING THE MOST OF MY 32-YEAR EXPERIENCE AS A PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKER, MAKING A HIGH-QUALITY FILM OF BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY, FEATURING EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.

 

THE MAIN GOAL OF SHOWING MY FILM IS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO CHANGE. HOWEVER, EVEN THOUGH PROFIT FROM THE FILM HAS NEVER BEEN MY PRIMORDIAL OBJECTIVE, I BELIEVE MY WORK NEEDS TO BE FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE. SO I SUGGEST A FLEXIBLE AMOUNT AS A REFERENCE IN COMPENSATION FOR THE SCREENING. I INVITE YOU TO WORK TOGETHER IN CREATIVE WAYS, TO REACH AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE CONVENIENT FOR BOTH OF US.

 

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS CONTAINING AN IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF THE FILM, SOME EXAMPLES OF PROMOTION, AND THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS SO WE CAN START THE CONVERSATION. I AM SURE THAT IN THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AND SOLIDARITY, TOGETHER WE CAN FIND THE MEANS TO SCREEN THE FILM IN YOUR AREA.

 

BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF HUNDREDS OF PAST SCREENINGS I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT YOUR AUDIENCE WILL VALUE AND PROFIT FROM THE CONTENT OFFERED IN THE FILM.

 

PLEASE CONTACT ME TO FURTHER COORDINATE YOUR PRESENTATION.

DOWNLOAD PROMO & INVITE TO SCREEN THE FILM (English) PDF’s.


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If you felt inspired by the film and want to help others feel the same, there are four ways you can support this project and contribute spreading its message.

THE FILM’S ORIGINAL DIALOGUE IS IN SPANISH, ENGLISH, ITALIAN AND FRENCH.

 

CURRENTLY, SUBTITLED VERSIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, ITALIAN, SPANISH AND CATALAN FOR DOWNLOAD AND/OR STREAMING.
YOU CAN PURCHASE OR RENT THE FILM THROUGH VIMEO ON DEMAND. FIND THE LINK IN THE “TRAILER” SECTION.

 

AT THIS TIME ONLY ENGLISH AND ITALIAN ARE AVAILABLE IN A PHYSICAL DVD.

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER PLEASE CONTACT ME.

HOPEFULLY, LATE 2018 or 2019 DUTCH, GERMAN AND POLISH VERSIONS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR DOWNLOAD.

 

I AM MUCH GRATEFUL FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

YOUR DONATION ALWAYS HELPS IN DIFFERENT WAYS:

 

“LAND AWAKENING” IS NOT A COMMON FILM. I PRODUCED IT INDEPENDENTLY, WITHOUT ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SOURCE OF FINANCING, WITH MY OWN RESOURCES.
PUBLIC SCREENINGS SERVE TO INSPIRE AND PROMOTE CHANGE IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND AND WITH EACH OTHER.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION SERVES TO FINANCE THESE SCREENINGS WHEN THE ORGANIZERS HAVE LIMITED RESOURCES.

 

YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT ALSO HELPS TO COVER FEES OF WEB SERVERS, WEB MASTER AND OTHER EXPENSES TO KEEP THE ONGOING DISTRIBUTION OF THE FILM.

 

I DON’T EXPECT TO EVER RECOUP THE FINANCIAL INVESTMENT I MADE TO PRODUCE THIS FILM. HOWEVER, EVERY CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP TO CONTINUE WORKING IN TRANSLATING AND ADDING SUBTITLED VERSIONS TO THE FILM AND TO CONTINUE SPREADING ITS MESSAGE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

 

EVERY DONATION MADE -EVEN IF SMALL- WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AND I WILL TAKE IT WITH HUMBLE GRATITUDE.
PLEASE CONTACT ME TO COORDINATE A SECURE PAYPAL GIFT OR A BANK DEPOSIT.

SOCIAL MEDIA IS A GREAT WAY TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE FILM AND TO BRING POTENTIAL NEW SCREENINGS AND MORE DISTRIBUTION.
YOUR COMMENTS AND LIKES IN THE FILM’S FACEBOOK PAGE WILL ALWAYS HELP.

 PLEASE SHARE WHAT YOU LIKED ABOUT AND LEARNT FROM THE FILM.

 

SHARING IN YOUR NETWORKS ALSO HELPS THE PURCHASE OF THE FILM BOTH DIGITALLY AND THROUGH DVD’S.

 

SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT HOW YOU LIKED THE FILM THROUGH YOUR NETWORKS WILL BRING MORE SUPPORT AND WILL SPREAD THE IDEAS OFFERED IN THE FILM.

 

PLEASE VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/LANDWAKENINGDOC AND SPREAD THE LOVE!

I AM LOOKING FOR TRANSLATORS FROM ENGLISH TO FRENCH AND BRING THE FRENCH SUBTITLED VERSION OF THE FILM INTO REALITY.

IF YOU FEEL LIKE BECOMING PART OF A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS AND HAVE THE PROFICIENCY TO TRANSLATE FROM AN ENGLISH SCRIPT INTO FRENCH SUBTITLES, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

 

THE SCRIPT WOULD BE DIVIDED AMONGST THOSE VOLUNTEERING. YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR IN THE CREDITS OF SUCH VERSION, AND OF COURSE YOU WILL BE GETTING A DOWNLOAD COPY OF THE FILM.
THE SPANISH, CATALAN, ITALIAN, GERMAN, DUTCH AND POLISH VERSIONS OF THE FILM HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED THIS WAY.

 

LANGUAGE VERSIONS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE ALSO ON THE LINE TO BE DONE. IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN HELP TRANSLATING TO ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED LANGUAGES, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO COORDINATE.

 

AS ALWAYS, I WILL BE MUCH GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, IN WHICHEVER WAY YOU ARE READY TO OFFER IT. THANK YOU.

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TAKE A PEEK TO SOME OF THE CONTENT OF THE FILM

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NATURALEZA

GALERIA NATURALEZA
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CARACTERES

CONOZCA LAS VOCES DEL DOCUMENTAL

PANAGIOTIS MANIKIS

PANAGIOTIS MANIKIS

Natural Farming Veteran
In Nature there is harmony and the key to reach this harmony is a big variety of plants and
FRANÇOIS COUPLAN

FRANÇOIS COUPLAN

Expert in Wild Edible Plants
Human kind has been eating wild plants for hundreds of thousands of years
JAMIE NICOL

JAMIE NICOL

NATURAL FARMING INSTRUCTOR
What I have to do is attend, attend to Nature, pay attention to it, give myself over to it
BARBARA GAROFOLI

BARBARA GAROFOLI

Natural Farming & Permaculture Instructor
What is time in Nature? It’s completely different from time for humans.
INÉS SÁNCHEZ

INÉS SÁNCHEZ

Bio-Architect, Permaculture Design Instructor
An architecture that’s more integrated with Nature, that recycles to maximize
RICHARD WADE

RICHARD WADE

Veteran Permaculture Design Instructor
The worst ecological problem that we have on this planet, in this moment, is agriculture
MICHAEL BAKER

MICHAEL BAKER

SUSTAINABLE LIFE MASTER
We are all indigenous peoples of our own land! We only have to touch it again!
ROBERT RIVARD

ROBERT RIVARD

Pioneer of Organic CSA
I believe the Land is the source of our material and spiritual nourishment
XAVI MONTANYÈS

XAVI MONTANYÈS

Food Sovereignty Activist
We ought to place Food where it belongs, as an individual Right and a collective Right
PERE VIDAL

PERE VIDAL

Organic Farmer & Baker
Baking bread meant for me to take over a responsibility in the community
ELIA RODRÍGUEZ

ELIA RODRÍGUEZ

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE VETERAN
A doctor friend of ours told us we better not hold our children if we were spraying chemicals
VINCENTE MÉNDEZ

VINCENTE MÉNDEZ

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE VETERAN
The love for the Land is manifested in the way to treat Her. That soil is alive
ANAÏS SASTRE

ANAÏS SASTRE

Organic Farmer, Xicoria Community
To try sustainable lifestyles which make more sense, to plant your own food
ALBA SÁNCHEZ

ALBA SÁNCHEZ

Organic Farmer, Xicoria Community
When you’re eating and sharing food is clearly a way of socializing and I love it
ERIC BACHS

ERIC BACHS

Organic Farmer, Xicoria Community
Large extensions of land, mortgages and tractors, it’s not what we want
PANAGIOTIS MANIKIS

PANAGIOTIS MANIKIS

Natural Farming Veteran
In Nature there is harmony and the key to reach this harmony is a big variety of plants and
FRANÇOIS COUPLAN

FRANÇOIS COUPLAN

Expert in Wild Edible Plants
Human kind has been eating wild plants for hundreds of thousands of years
JAMIE NICOL

JAMIE NICOL

NATURAL FARMING INSTRUCTOR
What I have to do is attend, attend to Nature, pay attention to it, give myself over to it
BARBARA GAROFOLI

BARBARA GAROFOLI

Natural Farming & Permaculture Instructor
What is time in Nature? It’s completely different from time for humans.
INÉS SÁNCHEZ

INÉS SÁNCHEZ

Bio-Architect, Permaculture Design Instructor
An architecture that’s more integrated with Nature, that recycles to maximize
RICHARD WADE

RICHARD WADE

Veteran Permaculture Design Instructor
The worst ecological problem that we have on this planet, in this moment, is agriculture
MICHAEL BAKER

MICHAEL BAKER

SUSTAINABLE LIFE MASTER
We are all indigenous peoples of our own land! We only have to touch it again!
ROBERT RIVARD

ROBERT RIVARD

Pioneer of Organic CSA
I believe the Land is the source of our material and spiritual nourishment
XAVI MONTANYÈS

XAVI MONTANYÈS

Food Sovereignty Activist
We ought to place Food where it belongs, as an individual Right and a collective Right
PERE VIDAL

PERE VIDAL

Organic Farmer & Baker
Baking bread meant for me to take over a responsibility in the community
ELIA RODRÍGUEZ

ELIA RODRÍGUEZ

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE VETERAN
A doctor friend of ours told us we better not hold our children if we were spraying chemicals
VINCENTE MÉNDEZ

VINCENTE MÉNDEZ

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE VETERAN
The love for the Land is manifested in the way to treat Her. That soil is alive
ANAÏS SASTRE

ANAÏS SASTRE

Organic Farmer, Xicoria Community
To try sustainable lifestyles which make more sense, to plant your own food
ALBA SÁNCHEZ

ALBA SÁNCHEZ

Organic Farmer, Xicoria Community
When you’re eating and sharing food is clearly a way of socializing and I love it
ERIC BACHS

ERIC BACHS

Organic Farmer, Xicoria Community
Large extensions of land, mortgages and tractors, it’s not what we want
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CINEASTA

THE WORLD IS CHANGING AT AN EVER AMAZINGLY FAST PACE.
A DEEP ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS, ONE OF THE MANY CONSEQUENCES OF THE CRUMBLING VALUES OF OUR CIVILIZATION, IS RESULTING IN THE URGENT NEED TO FIND AND APPLY PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO A FAST CHANGING WORLD. PERMACULTURE, COMMUNITY LIVING, RECONNECTION WITH NATURE ARE BUT A FEW OF THESE MUCH NEEDED SOLUTIONS THAT WE NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT.

IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS HAS BEEN PART OF MY LIFE SINCE MY YOUTH IN THE LATE 1970s. I’VE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH COMMUNITY LIVING AND ECOVILLAGES SINCE THE 1980s.

 

THESE THEMES HAVE MATURED THROUGH YEARS OF DIVERSE EXPERIENCES, AND ALL OF THESES COULD BE SUMMARIZED IN THE REALIZATION OF A SIMPLE, YET PROFOUND FACT: WE -AS A HUMAN SPECIES- HAVE LOST A PRIMORDIAL LINK WITH NATURE, WITH THE LAND, WITH OUR VERY SOURCE OF LIFE.

 

IT IS US -AGAIN HUMAN KIND AS SPECIES- AND NOT THE PLANET WHO IS IN DANGER;
NATURE DOESN’T NEED HUMANS. HUMANS NEED NATURE TO STAY ALIVE. AND IT IS ONLY UP TO US, THROUGH OUR ACTIONS AND OUR TAKING CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR NEED, THAT WE MIGHT COME THROUGH THIS EVOLUTIONARY CHALLENGE, TO BRING FORWARD A NEW HUMAN THAT CAN LIVE IN HARMONY AND IN TUNE WITH THE CYCLES OF LIFE.

 

MY PASSION FOR CINEMA HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THESE CONCEPTS THROUGH THIS FILM, “LAND AWAKENING”. IT IS A SIMPLE TOKEN OF AN EFFORT TO INSPIRE PEOPLE -ONE PERSON AT A TIME- TO CHANGE THEIR LIFE AND TO DISCOVER THE BEAUTY AND WHOLENESS OF LIVING A LIFE IN THE FLOW OF MOTHER NATURE.

 

I HOPE THE MESSAGE OF THE PEOPLE PORTRAYED IN THIS FILM, WHO ARE CREATING UTOPIA IN THEIR EVERY DAY, WILL INSPIRE YOU THE WAY IT HAS INSPIRED ME.

 

BUON CINEMA.

RAÚL ÁLVAREZ IS CONVINCED THAT CINEMA CAN BRING CHANGE TO SOCIETY. AFTER 32 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL FILMING, HE HAD HIS DEBUT AS DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR IN 2009 WITH A PERSONAL PROJECT ENTITLED “LAND AWAKENING”, A FEATURE FILM WHICH EXPLORES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND.

 

BORN IN MEXICO CITY, RAÚL MOVED TO CANADA TO FINISH HIS STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION AND CINEMA AT THE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IN MONTREAL. THE FINAL PROJECT FOR HIS DEGREE WAS A DOCUMENTARY ON THE CENTENARY OF A TRAPPIST MONASTERY CLOSE TO MONTREAL FOR WHICH HE WAS EDITOR AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR. HIS CAREER TOOK OFF IMMEDIATELY AS THE SHORT FILM WAS SCREENED NATIONWIDE ON THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBC).

 

RAÚL THEN WENT BACK TO MEXICO AND TRAVELLED AROUND THE WHOLE COUNTRY MANAGING THE PRODUCTION OF ETHNOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR TELEVISION. THESE WERE VERY CREATIVE AND ECLECTIC YEARS FOR RAÚL WHO WORKED AT MANY DIFFERENT PROJECTS RANGING FROM TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENTS TO DOCUMENTARIES, TV SERIES AND FEATURE FILMS. HE ALSO STARTED HIS OWN ADVERTISING FILM PRODUCTION HOUSE. THEN HE WAS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR AN IMPORTANT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR A WORLDWIDE EVENT ON TV, AND WORKED AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS, AS WELL AS, IN 1991, FOR A TV SPECIAL ON THE PERESTROIKA IN THE SOVIET UNION.

 

HE WENT BACK TO CANADA IN 1996 AND FOUNDED A FILM POST-PRODUCTION HOUSE WHILE STILL WORKING ON THE EDITING OF FEATURE FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES AND TV SERIES FOR SEVERAL CANADIAN CHANNELS AND FOR SOME NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WITH PROJECTS RELATED TO PEACE PROMOTION.

 

IN 2009 RAÚL DECIDED TO PUT ALL HIS ENERGY INTO HIS FIRST DOCUMENTARY FILM AS AN INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER. “LAND AWAKENING”, A VAST PROJECT ON ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN WHICH LASTED MORE THAN THREE YEARS. INSPIRED BY HIS SON PABLO, RAÚL EMBARKED ON A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER SUSTAINABLE METHODS TO PRODUCE FOOD WHILE RESPECTING THE LAND. HE PORTRAYED WISE PERSONALITIES WHO CREATE SOCIAL CHANGE AND ARE PROMOTERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS. WITH SPLENDID CINEMATOGRAPHY AND WELL-FINISHED EDITING, THE FILM BECAME A POETICAL ADVENTURE DEVELOPING AMONG THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN.

 

IN JULY 2014 HE MOVED BACK TO HIS BELOVED LAND, ITALY, TO START THE PROMOTION OF “RINASCERE NELLA TERRA”. 2018 WILL BE DEDICATED TO AN ITALIAN TOUR, FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, SUPPORTED BY THE ALTERNATIVE NETWORKS OF FARMERS AND SOCIAL CHANGE.

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