At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. The Inheritors is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival. These children work farming, sculpting and painting alebrijes, shepherding, making bricks, weaving cloth, looking after their little siblings, collecting water, harvesting tomato, chili, maize, and laboring in a myriad of other activities. They have inherited tools and techniques from their ancestors, but they have also inherited their day-by-day hardship. Generations pass and child workers remain captive in a cycle of inherited poverty.
|Original Title||Los herederos|
|German Title||Los herederos - Die Erbenden|
|French Title||Les héritiers|
|Other Titles||Los herederos|
|Directed by||Eugenio Polgovsky|
|Available Formats||DVD, HD, Blu-ray|
|Film Editing||Eugenio Polgovsky|
|Production||Camille Tauss, Tecolote Films; Visions Sud Est|
Orizzonti, Mostra del Cinema, Verezia 2008
Visions du réel, Nyon
«Polgovsky zeigt uns die mexikanische Realität.» (El Universal, Mexiko)
"Petit bijou tragique, la seconde production d'Eugenio Polgovsky est avare en instants saisissants, poussant son spectateur à la révolte, sans pour autant verser dans le misérabilisme. A ne pas manquer!" Clap
"Tous simplement sidérant." 20 minutes
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