The 8th Cinema Planeta Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente de México closed on 24th April. Here all the awards
by Teresa Camou Guerrero
Mexico / 2015
Sunú knits together different stories about a threatened rural world. It travels into the heart of a country where people realize their determination to stay free, to work the land and cultivate their seeds, to be true to their culture and spirituality, all in a modern world that both needs them and despises them.
by Kurt Langbein
Austria-Germany / 2015
The world’s farmland is at risk. Investors look for places to grow food for export or crops for biofuels. This film shows how colonialism 2.0 works.
PREMIO DEL JURADO JUVENIL
THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ
by Erik Shirai
USA / 2015
A small group of artisans work to preserve a 2000-year-old tradition, the brewing of saké.
The workers at Yoshida Brewery must dedicate their whole lives to the making of this worldclass saké, their private sacrifices are often sizable and unseen.
PREMIO DEL PÚBLICO
by Carl Javér
Long-haired barefoot people. Free love, veganism and experiments with drugs!… This sounds like the Sixties, right? Not quite. Over a hundred years ago just outside the little village of Ascona, in southern Switzerland, an alternative movement was born. This is their forgotten story.
PREMIO CUENCA MEJOR PELÍCULA
LAS AVENTURAS DE ITZEL Y SONIA: EN BUSCA DE LOS GUARDIANES DEL AGUA
by Fernanda Rivero
Mexico / 2015
Itzel, her grandmother and her great friend Sonia embark on a great adventure: the search of the guardians of water.