21/22 Film Series | On the Environment
The last peasant of a family has died and with him, all wisdom to till the soil has been lost. Without experience, his daughter and granddaughter attempt a last traditional harvest to try to convince Grandma, the widow of the peasant, to keep their plot of land. Together they will uncover the leftovers (locally known as the titixe) of this man and his world: a mourning tree, dancing sprouts, the language of clouds, ghosts, stories and the endless menace of losing the crops to a tempest. Titixe is an intimate mosaic of the last harvest of a Mexican family, in a country that has forsaken its rural origins.
Directed by Tania Hernández Velasco, 2018, Mexico, 62 min., documentary, Spanish.
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Photo credit: Courtesy Titixe