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Mexico – 2015

Sustainable Foods Feature Films Films


  • Tuesday, September 13 - 11:00am
    Colegio Bilingue New Horizons, Santo Domingo
  • Thursday, September 15 - 4:00pm
    UNPHU, La Vega
  • Friday, September 16 - 11:30am
    Colegio Dominicano, Santiago de los Caballeros

Seen through the eyes of small, midsize and large Mexican maize producers, Sunú knits together different stories from a threatened rural world. The film journeys deep 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 cultures and forms of spirituality, all in a modern world that both needs them and despises them. Sunú reveals how maize and everything it gives life to could be lost forever, and shares a generous tapestry of simple, heartfelt messages for the farmers of the world and the city dwellers who could lose the capability to make important choices unless they act soon.

Director: Teresa Camou

Country: Mexico

Year: 2015

Duration: 80min

Language: Spanish


Sunu_Director_2Teresa Camou

Born and raised in México, Teresa has always first considered herself to be a puppeteer, which she discovered to be her passion. In 1996, she joined the Bread and Puppet Theatre, and continues to collaborate with them to this day. After earning a B.A in Visual Arts and Social Science at Bennington College, in 2004, she went on to found and direct “El Teatro Indígena de la Sierra Tarahumara”, which has become a native Mexican puppet theatre company based in northern Mexico’s Sierra Madre, known as the Sierra Tarahumara. Along with her work in theater, Teresa began to make short on-site, documentary films about issues related to Tarahumara communities and was able to film two stop motion animations: “Tewe Chiva Nesero” (2007) and “El Entierro” (2008), which was recognized at the International Film Festival in Chihuahua city and recently produced and directed “SUNÚ” (2015) her first feature film, a documentary film about the struggle of Mexican farmer to keep their native seed alive. In 2009, she won a Chihuahuan Institute of Culture grant to publish a collection of scripts and stories from el teatro named “Andares, Cantares”. In December 2015 she was asked to join to be jury for the IMCINE (Mexican Institution of Film Industry) for their grants for postproduction in FOCPORCINE. She is now recently working on her second documentary feature film.

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Films to help us reflect on the food we eat, how it’s produced, and the effects of our daily eating decisions on our environment.

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A look at clean energy alternatives that open the path to a future free of fossil fuels. Films analyzing issues ranging from the effects of coal on the Dominican-Haitian border and oil spills in our oceans, to a survey of the currently available sources of renewable energy.

Sustainable Practices and Attitudes
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