AGROECOLOGY IN CUBA

AGROECOLOGÍA EN CUBA

By Juan Pablo LEPORE, Nicolas VAN CALOEN

COLECTIVO DOCUMENTAL SEMILLAS - as PROD / FIN

Documentary - Completed 2017

The film invites to think about agroecology as an option and necessity in the construction of Food Sovereignty. The experience of Cuba as a world reference invites us to think that other agriculture is possible.

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Ventana Sur 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CUBA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Pablo LEPORE, Nicolas VAN CALOEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Documental SEMILLAS (COLECTIVO )
    • Synopsis
    • "In 1959 begins the Cuban revolution, after many years of preparation. The victory of Socialism on the island leads to the United States imposing an international economic blockade against Cuba. As a result of this the economy becomes a very fluid exchange with the USSR, mainly of the Cuban sugar cane for almost all the basic resources. In 1989, with the collapse of the USSR, Cuba was without supplies, generating an imbalance in the economy, which provoked a food security problem, leaving a country in chaos. That is where Cuban Agroecology is born and developed in response to the food crisis, based on food self-sufficiency, education, and intergenerational and multidisciplinary popular participation of the entire population. This movement exports millennial wisdom in a context of global crisis positioning Cuba as leaders in the production of sustainable and ecological food."
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