Raw Tomatoes

Running time: 10’35’’

Production: TUR 2014

A documentary with elements of fiction. It tells the story of a family that tries to get by on cultivating tomatoes. The kids are eager to help their elders, because their motivation isn't only to survive, but also to get a bike of their own. The film portrays hard labor, day after day in the family community. It is a portrait of life under harsh conditions, but close to loved ones: the people and the animals. Maturing tomatoes are beautiful. They promise – finally – a reward for the great joint effort. The film's simplicity and its unpredictability work like meditation, like a punch straight to the heart.




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