“In order to have a piece of land, you must suffer,” laments an old man in this poetic cinema verité film of a cattle-ranching community in northeastern Mexico on the verge of extinction. Working and living on the arid desert plains, the families of cowboys and farmers find pleasure in the simple things of life — family dinners, weddings and baptisms, the occasional village fiesta — but throughout it all, they look to the skies for signs of much needed rain. Stunningly photographed and delicately paced, Drought is a poignant portrait of a way of life on the verge of extinction. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Everardo González. Produced by Martha Orozco. 


2011 US 83 min
Festival Year: 2013
Types: Documentary
Topic: Climate Change, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice