QUIXOTES AND SEEDS
DE QUIJOTES Y SEMILLAS
Documentary, Cycling, Ecology, Economy, Educational, Environmental, Ethnographic, Gastronomy, Globalization, Nature, Rural, Sport, Tourism, Travel
Chef Santi Cordón takes a journey on his vegycle (a bicycle/garden/cooker) from his home town of Tudela to Malaga?s Film Festival in which a documentary is competing. The documentary is about the last vegetable gardeners in which Santi is the main character. In this 900 kilometres eco trip, he has as a companion the Malaga-born permaculturist Alberto Marín. This humorous road-movie is born in the back of their journey in which its noble protagonists plant a vegetable garden on their bicycle, making it their trustee steed. This chivalrous adventure is a humble foray into a forgotten Spain to listen to the romantic quest of its last Quixotes, to exchange seeds with them and to highlight a culinary treasure on the verge of extinction. A leisurely journey in which solitude catches the eye and the beauty of depopulation unfolds in all its rawness. A journey through a world that is being extinguished by the absence of hope and where silence is not heard, it is felt. ?Quixotes and seeds? is a documentary loaded with consciousness and poetry, with resistance and romanticism, in which the vegicle travels through mesmerasing landscapes sowing seeds of life.
Selections and Awards:
Festival de cine de Málaga Seminci Valladolid Suncine Barcelona Terras Golluy Cataluña, Festival de Málaga: Premio del jurado y Premio del Público al Mejor documental sección Cinema Cocina