Root Up

Root Up

  • Directed by Katia Café-Fébrissy
  • France, 2017
  • Workshops in Guadeloupe - Jarry, Guadeloupe
  • Nature & Environment, Rurality
  • Shooting place : Goyave
  • Duration : 27 min
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : English, French


Joselie lives in Guadeloupe, French West Indies. When the former seamstress inherits 5 acres of land from her late father, she becomes a farmer at 48 years old. At that point, she discovers that her land is contaminated and that she cannot grow anything on it. However, she refuses to give up and is determined to save her land and to make it fertile.

  • Direction : Katia Café-Fébrissy
  • Image : Katia Café-Fébrissy
  • Sound : Jordi Ronel
  • Edition : Katia Café-Fébrissy

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Terra Festival

  • Place : Sainte-Rose (Guadeloupe)
  • Date : 2017
  • Rewards : Prix du meilleur court-métrage

Barcelona Planet Film Festival

  • Place : Spain
  • Date : 2017
  • Rewards : Best Woman Filmmaker Award

Festival L’Oeil ouvert sur le Monde

  • Place : Aude (France)
  • Date : 2017

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