Fridolin Schönwiese
AUT, Mexiko, USA, 2009

HOME RUN. New Cinema from Austria

Die fünf Himmelsrichtungen narrates the story of the inhabitants of the Mexican village Tres Valles in the region of Veracruz. For generations these people were rooted with their soil. They worked as farmers and craftsmen. Cultivation of rice, pineapple and sugarcane made a decent wealth possible. Everything changed because of the globali­zation, as the commodity prices went down. The families couldn't live from the salaries paid by the sugarcane factories anymore. Poverty overshadowed the whole valley. Nowadays there are no future prospects, the families' only choice is separation. Either legally or illegally they move towards the USA to search for work. Most of them are settling down in Kansas were they \"rebuilt\" their home village Tres Valles to celebrate the Mexican provenance and to overcome their home sickness more easily.

  • Rogelio Villanueva
  • Fridolin Schönwiese
  • Fridolin Schönwiese
  • Rafael Ortega
  • Karina Ressler
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