By Juan Pablo LEPORE


Documentary - Completed 2015

THE PLAY OF FARMHAND is a story that portrays the strength of different groups of people for food sovereignty and the right to free planting and millennial against a group of corporations seeking to establish itself as a tyrant king and seize territory.

& Awards

Ventana Sur 2015
Video Library
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Pablo LEPORE
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan Pablo LEPORE
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan pablo LEPORE (Colectivo Documental Semillas)
    • Synopsis
    • Released on October 1, 2015 in the INCAA Space Cinema Gaumont and criticism in several major newspapers in the country as Pagina 12, La Nacion and Clarin.
      The story tells how an executive power of speech "Anti monopoly" which has fought and expelled to multinationals, re nationalizing in several cases, opens the doors to multinationals like Monsanto. A company that has been banned in European countries by inappropriate handling and seize and control the production and cultivation under the excuse of "improving performance" using chemicals that poison the earth and all living things that inhabit it.

      As elsewhere in the world you can live in harmony with nature, dividing the profits equally and generating a production that meets the community naturally; in Argentina, a small voice rises: laborers, farm workers and residents of villages sprayed up the first resistance being sprayed with poison that generates malformations and irreparable damage. Although their complaints are not heard by the Executive or by the multinational, they say they are the solution to the food problems of the population.
      The population is indifferent, he remains calm under the media bombardment.
      Meanwhile, the giant advances steadily, clearing the forest and planting seeds, agribusiness is the new "desert campaign" advances by market order and imposes truth of death and destruction.

      The voices resonate and support; scientists, public figures, musicians, politicians, thinkers, etc. They are placed in rows of pawns Freedom asking for land and population health. Small demonstrations taking place in the country. Slowly, villages sprayed in the media, mainly those belonging to political groups opposed to government appear accomplice; who within it, it plants a seed that legitimizes their movements. The Act seeks to grow seeds in the Senate and growing rumors of the creation of a Monsanto plant in the town of Malvinas Argentinas. The voices take shape and nucleated in different organizations, they begin to put the body front to stop deforestation and massive marches around the country. Organized and supported by the Latin American people, an activist group prevents the creation of the Monsanto plant in Malvinas Argentinas. The activist camp is supported by different personalities and public, political and scientific figures.
      With the speech of "deepening the model", the executive pressed hard for the Seed Law punish activists while protesting at the site where the plant is housed Monsanto are repressed by private and public forces.

      While the executive branch continues to expect the Seeds Act are punished, resistance remains at the camp in Malvinas Argentinas ...