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exploring our relationship with the Land



“Land Awakening” in its Italian version “Rinascere Nella Terra” was screened in San Marino last 7 December. Big thank you to the organizers Reka Valentini & Melissa Marzi and all the supporting networks that make it possible in the beautiful city of San Marino!.

And another one is coming up in LUXEMBOURG !!

A reminder that it will be the original version (in English, French, Spanish and Italian languages) with English subtitles, is the one to be screened on December 15, 2016, at 1 rue du Moulin , L-4251 ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, Luxembourg, after the kind invitation of the Transition Network of Luxembourg. Screening at 20:00 hours. ( more info here, herehere ).

Look forward to meet the Luxembourgian Transition crowd!

2017 will pick up in high gear the tour in Italy… from Sicily to Piemonte and Sardegna to Trento… Looking forward for a busy New Year!
Also the Dutch translation of the film is finished and the film will tour the Netherlandas and Germany as well in 2017.
2016 in ITALY! :
“Rinascere Nella Terra” is the Italian Title for “Land Awakening” and it premiered in Italy last summer in July 2015.
An Italian Tour of the film is in preparation for 2016. A few screenings are being set up now and the film will be touring the country north and south, through networks of alternative and organic farmers and associations, as well as other social change networks, eco-villages and the many Italian sympathizers.
Il “trailer” in italiano si puoi vedere adesso qui: www.RinascereNellaTerra.com o cerca in questa pagina, sotto a sinistra, cambiando lingua.

An Italian version of the website will be launched soon, with a whole new website design, also in preparation and coming very soon.

3 screenings in Florence Italy; 18, 25 & 26 November, 2016. Coming up another one in San Marino.

See event in Facebook

In other News, thanks to a wonderful Dutch volunteer, musician Stef Vink, who has been working on translating the film into Dutch, Land Awakening will have its Dutch version very soon too. Once the subtitles are ready, Stef will be helping organise screenings in the Netherlands, with its corresponding web page.
The same with the German version, which translation has already been done, so subtitles and web site is scheduled for this year in order to start programming screenings in Germany and Austria.

Busy 2016!

An Independent Feature Documentary

“Land Awakening” is my personal journey to experience hands-on organic sustainable agriculture, turning into the discovering of alternative technologies and approaches to producing and gathering food. The experience resolves to a spiritual reflection into our deep and sacred relationship with the Land.

Inspired by his son’s voyage to learn about organic farming in Spain, Mexican-Canadian filmmaker Raúl Álvarez embarks on his own quest finding how chemical agriculture creates deserts, and Wild Nature provides far more nutritious foods when we stop controlling it.

Raúl’s odyssey expands around the Mediterranean and Canada, warmly portraying compelling characters living sustainably. He meets experts breaking paradigms and taboos on agriculture, wild plants and marketing food, making his journey deeply inspiring.

Imbued with a beautiful scenery “Land Awakening” proposes a spiritual, timely and concrete message of change in our relationship to the Land where our food comes from.

The Director:

After 32 years of filmmaking experience, Raúl embarks on his directorial debut in documentary.

Born in Mexico City, Raúl graduated in filmmaking in Montreal, Canada and returned to his native Land to work on ethnographic documentary films as well as a diverse and productive career on TV, advertising and feature films for 16 years. Back in Canada in 1996 he has continued as a video editor. His work has been broadcasted in networks in Canada and PBS in the US. He has also participated in commercials, government and corporate, documentaries and feature films projects as associate director, producer, editor and executive producer both in Mexico and Canada.

His Land Awakening is a thoughtful investigate which exhibits a lifelong appreciation for the medium -deftly told stories, fascinating portraiture and a compelling vision coupled with an exacting editorial control.

…It’s beautiful – visually and philosophically. Wonderful characters. …absolutely wonderful. Brewster Kneen, Economist, author and analyst of food production and distribution. Scholar and food activist: “Canada’s foremost analyst and critic of the food system.