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74 / 52 min.

Quechua & Spanish




DCP / ProRes / BluRay


MOTHERS OF THE LAND accompanies five women from the Andean highlands in their daily struggle to maintain a traditional and organic way of working the land.

In the Andean Cosmovision, women and earth are strongly interrelated. Both, a women’s body and the earth’s soil are capable of giving and nurturing life.

In the context of an ever-growing industrialization of agriculture, the use of chemical pesticides and genetically modified seeds it is women, who, connected to earth through bounds of sisterhood, take on the role of protectors.


MOTHERS OF THE LAND takes place in the context of climate change, in which Peru is predicted to be among the three most affected countries in the world. Female farmers in this highland region struggle to adapt to extreme changes in weather and the ravages these produce, by using both traditional and modern agricultural techniques that allow them to maximize clean energy.

The target audience of the film are the native population of Peru and South America. We expect to make them feel proud of our indigenous heritage and influence farming communities from developing countries who are fighting poverty and inspire them to make changes in their lives.


69 Berlin Film Festival. Germany, 2019

Rigoberta Menchu Special Mention - 30 Montreal First Peoples Film Festival. Canada, 2020
Best Documentary - 25 Dreamspeakers Indigenous Film Festival. Canada, 2019
Alanis Obomsawin Award for Best Documentary - 20 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Canada, 2019
Best Film Audience Award - 17 Latinamerika i Fokus Latin American Film Festival. Sweden, 2019

Golden Sun Award - 10 Suncine MX Ecological Film Festival. Mexico, 2020
Best Documentary Audience Award on Food Cultures - 11 Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto - Cinema Food & Diversity Film Festival. Italy, 2019

Best Documentary Audience Award - 6 Cine de las Alturas Film Festival. Argentina, 2020
Best Indigenous Documentary Award - 6 Documenta Caracas Film Festival. Venezuela, 2019

Best Latin American Documentary - 5 FINCA Ecological Film Festival. Argentina, 2020

SIGNIS Prize - 5 FINCA Ecological Film Festival. Argentina, 2020

Best Nature & People Film - 5 Ulju Mountain Film Festival. Korea, 2020

Best Documentary Feature - 5 AQP Film Festival. Peru, 2020
Best Documentary Feature - 3 Sharjah Film Platform. UAE, 2020
Best Documentary Audience Award - 3 AricaDoc Documentary Film Festival. Chile, 2019

Best Film Audience Award - 2 Mother Tongue Latin American Film Festival. Peru, 2021
Special Mention - 2 Mother Tongue Latin American Film Festival. Peru, 2021
Best Documentary - 2 Jumara Indigenous Film Festival. Panama, 2019

Best Latin American Rural Documentary - 1 Pampa DocFest - Documentary Film Festival. Argentina, 2021

59 Cartagena de Indias Film Festival. Colombia, 2019
37 Chicago Latin American Film Festival. USA, 2021

35 Guadalajara Film Festival. Mexico, 2020

32 IDFA Doc for Sale. The Netherlands, 2019
32 Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival. Canada, 2019
26 Valdivia Film Festival. Chile, 2019
22 Skábmagovat Film Festival. Finland, 2020
20 London Documentary Film Festival. England, 2021

19 Filmfestival Women's Worlds. Germany, 2019

18 Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Canada, 2020
17 Krakow Photomonth Festival. Poland, 2019
16 Document Human Rights Film Festival. Scotland, 2019

15 Cinemaissí - Latin American Film Festival. Finland, 2020

14 Terra di Tutti Film Festival. Italy, 2020
13 Indigenous Film + Video Festival. Chile, 2019

12 Peruvian Film Festival in Paris. France, 2021
10 World on a Plate Documentary Film Festival. Czech Republic, 2020
10 Festiver - Green Film Festival. Colombia, 2020

9 Acampadoc Documentary Film Festival. Panama, 2020
8 Cinesuyu Film Festival. Peru, 2019
6 Maoriland Film Festival. New Zeland, 2020

6 Pakistan Mountain Film Festival. Pakistan, 2020
5 CIES Comparative and International Education Society - Education Film Festivalette. USA, 2020
5 Food Film Festival di Milano. Italy, 2020
5 Cine Vivo Perth Film Festival. Australia, 2019
5 Trujillo Film Festival. Peru, 2019

4 Foodculture days Biennale. Switzerland, 2020
4 Tuwun Indigenous Film Festival. Chile, 2019

4 Vi Viendo Cine Ecological Film Festival. Peru, 2020

4 FINCADH - Environmental Film Festival. Paraguay, 2020
3 BUFA Film Series. Germany, 2019

3 Entre dos mundos Latin American Film Festival. Italy, 2020
2 May Sumak - Quichwa Film Showcase. USA, 2020

2 Big Syn International Film Festival. England, 2020
2 Birrarangga Indigenous Film Festival. Australia, 2021


Sonia Mamani

Eliana García

Braulia Puma

Brizaida Sicus

Justa Quispe


Direction & Production: Alvaro & Diego Sarmiento

Screenwriters: Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento & Annemarie Gunkel

Asociated Producer: Jorge Constantino

Cinematography: Diego Sarmiento

Sound: Marco Panatonic

Music: Horacio Camargo

Edition: Alex Cruz, Fabricio Deza & Diego Sarmiento

Color Correction: Johan Carrasco

Sound Design & Mix: Fonica Studio, Carlos Flores

Animation: Kati Egely

Photography: Miguel Palomino

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