NCLAFF: Low Hanging Fruit
At Mandela Auditorium, Global Educ Center, UNC-CH
Dir. Kaley Clements. 2019. Mexico-USA.
Low Hanging Fruit follows avocados as a commodity in Michoacán, the only state in México allowed to export the product into the USA. Through this seemingly monopolistic practice, Low Hanging Fruit uncovers the social conflicts and environmental problems spurring the ongoing genocide of the Indigenous Purepecha People, the devastation of forests and other public lands, and connects it to migration into the US. Thus exposing the multifaceted layers created by the structure of a globalizing economy that allows for 80 percent of the world's supply of avocados to come from a region notorious for being controlled by the drug cartels now known as the green cartels.
Preceded by short film: Konagxeka: The Story of the Maxakali's Flood, directed by Isael Maxakali and Charles Bicalho. Brazil. 2016. Maxakali language with English subtitles.
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