El valor de la tierra / The Value of the Land

A film by Adriana Otero Puerto

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

With special guest María Inés Roqué in Attendance

This film was presented as part of the Ambulante Showcase


El valor de la tierra


Mexico, Environmental Documentary, 2014
22 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

EL VALOR DE LA TIERRA reflects one of the gravest situations currently affecting Mexican rural zones: the erosion of farming land as a result of the buying and selling of communitarian territory between businesses and rural workers. For some, the value of the land goes beyond productivity; for others, it is an opportunity for economic advancement in which work is principally based on the transformation of the earth. Basilio is a rural worker who lives in Tanil, a settlement in the municipality of Umán in the Yucatan, in which the majority of the rural workers have already sold their homesteads. Basilio fears that his situation will soon change. This documentary shows only a fragment of the difficult circumstances in which the rural workers live, and asks important questions about the future of rural zones.

Regional Premiere


Print Source: Ambulante Más Allá,