Eugenio Polgovsky


Kids who do not know what it is like to have a playful childhood but instead have to work in agriculture. They peg away on the farm, tend animals, harvest tomatoes, chilis and corn, burn clay bricks, weave fabrics, tinker imaginative alebrijes, fetch water and on top of that watch their little siblings. This has been going on for many generations. The elders show the younger ones what to do, tell them their tricks and hand down their tools. Every day is a new fight for survival, and the only chance for free space is the time before sleeping. Without commentary, the camera follows the everyday life of LOS HEREDEROS. Mexico 2008 Regie: Eugenio Polgovsky 90 min, Video, Farbe, OF mit dt./frz. UT Rotterdam 2009