The Harvest

Il raccolto
by Andrea Paco Mariani 2017 73'

Gurwinder comes from the Punjab, works as a farm worker in the Agro Pontino, and lives with the others of the Sikh community in the province of Latina. Hardeep, a cultural mediator, is also Indian but was born and grew up in Italy and speaks with a Roman accent. She tries to support her family who migrated to Italy many years ago; he takes doping agents to endure the harsh pace of farmwork and send money  home to India. Two intertwining stories of daily life, from dawn in the fields to evening prayer at the temple. The documentary's language mixes with Punjabi dances to tell an unsentimental story of worker exploitation from sowing to harvest, delayed residency permits and fake wage envelopes.

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24° Festival


01 October - 06 October 2021

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