LIFT co-presents “Veranada” at Hot Docs
LIFT co-presents Veranada
at the 2023 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Dir. Dominique Chaumont
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 8:45pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4
350 King Street West
Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 11:45am
Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 7
259 Richmond Street West
Streaming is only available in Canada and screens May 5 – 9, 2023.
Veranada (“summer pasture”) offers a glimpse into the lives of shepherds living in the town of Malargüe in the Argentinian state of Mendoza. One of the inhabitants, Don Arturo, is a tenacious gaucho who travels on his horse around the Andes Mountains to feed his goat and sheep. In this remote town, herders depend on one resource to survive—water—which nourishes the plants in the meadows, feeds the herds and signifies a rhythm of life that is familiar and promising. When droughts brought on by climate change start to pose a threat to the residents’ way of life, Don Arturo takes it upon himself to travel farther in search of more lush green grasslands. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Andes, this quiet, meditative portrait of a place far away from city life welcomes us into the homeland of a community living simultaneously in trepidation and hope.
Thursday 27 April 2023 – Tuesday 9 May 2023