La Tierra y la Sombre (Land and Shade)

Director & writer: Cesar Augusto Acevedo. Produced by: Burning Blue Films (CO). Co-producers: Topkapi Films (NL) , Cine- Sud Promotion (FR), Preta Porte Filmes (BR)

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Minority co-productions NFF+HBF.

Alfonso is an elderly farmer who returns to his homeland after many years of absence to be by his dying son's bedside. When he arrives, he discovers an apocalyptic landscape: his home is surrounded by vast sugar cane plantations. A rain of ash related to sugar cane production constantly falls on the house, worsening his son's illness. Seventeen years after abandoning his relatives, Alfonso attempts to find his place once again and to save his family.