Mothers of the Land

Alvaro Sarmiento/Diego Sarmiento | Documentary Feature
Quechua/Spanish|Peru| 2019 | 73 min
Ontario Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 10:30am
Mothers of the Land
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

High up in the Peruvian Andes Mountains, a group of women follow Indigenous ceremonies and rituals in correlation with the full moon to tend the crops. Challenged by unpredictable weather and planting seasons due to climate change, they attempt to pass on the teachings to a new generation of women.


Alvaro Sarmiento is a Quechua descendant documentarist, founder and director of HDPERU, a non-profit organisation


Diego Sarmiento studied at Media Production, Universidad Catolica and has a Masters in Documentary Filmmaking, EICT.V.. His feature directorial debut premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2017 and the MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018.