DEFENDERS OF LIFE

By Dana ZIYASHEVA

ADLER AND ASSOCIATES ENTERTAINMENT INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2016

According to custom, Doña Carmen must soon marry off her only granddaughter, and an elderly shaman lays claim to the girl, who is only 12. But when she befriends an anthropologist's son, it forces a collision between the modern world and the ancient one.

Festivals
& Awards

Burbank International Film Festival 2015
Won, Best Feature Film Best Foreign Feature Film
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • COSTA RICA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dana ZIYASHEVA
    • Writer(s)
    • Dana ZIYASHEVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Igor DARBO, Marie ADLER
    • Synopsis
    • In the hills of Costa Rica, Doña Carmen struggles to pass on her tribe’s traditional ways of life. According to custom, she must soon marry off her only granddaughter, and 70 year-old shaman Don Claudio lays his claim to the girl, who is only 12 and already pregnant. But when the girl befriends the son of a visiting anthropologist it forces a collision between the modern world and the ancient one.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles