SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2024 REVIEW! We usually consider an invasion of a rustic as one’s enemies crossing the border, however usually, that invasion begins from inside, and nobody notices it till it’s too late. Kantarama Gahigiri’s quick movie, Terra Mater, speaks to 1 such invasion of Kenya.
Terra Mater is a poetic quick movie that opens in an enormous landfill. The landfill photos simply sit there and relaxation in silence for a number of minutes. As one picture cuts to a different, Kenyan residents seem together with the herons—all scavengers. The topics are half-dressed in landfill uniforms, and a few put on headdresses made of electrical circuits and technological scraps.
“…their stolen land, stripped of sources wanted for on a regular basis electronics.”
The spoken poem contains phrases and phrases about their stolen land, stripped of sources wanted for on a regular basis electronics. The overarching theme is how the as soon as wealthy, fertile, and sacred land is handed over to grasping capitalists, and little of its riches are returned to the individuals. How its individuals now hunt for valuable metals, and the way the nation is being became a landfill.
The theme of Terra Mater is straightforward. In East Africa, the land is handed over to industrial colonizers (usually to cowl the nation’s large money owed). With every acre torn to shred, the individuals, their heritage, and their future at the moment are referred to as to query whether or not it may well ever return to the best way it was.
Terra Mater is a hard-hitting poetic movie concerning the tragedy and devastation occurring midway around the globe. A tragedy that’s silent and unseen by Western media. Though not acknowledged on this planet, that is usually the reason for migrants fleeing their house international locations in Africa. Awareness is essential as time is operating out.
Terra Mater screened on the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.