Samuel in the Clouds


Little Roxie Tue, Apr 25, 2017 8:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Pieter Van Eecke
Year of Production:2016
Premiere Status:West Coast Premiere
Topic:Climate Change
In Spanish and Aymara with English subtitles
Running Time:70 min.


In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. This award-winning film follows Samuel, an old ski lift operator, as he looks out of a window on the rooftop of the world. Generations of his family worked in these snowy mountains, but now snow fails. While scientists are discussing ominous changes Samuel continues to honor the ancient mountain spirits.

DISCUSSION WITH: Pieter Van Eecke, filmmaker (via Skype); Maribel Guevara, Ecuadorian Green Film Festival & SFGFF Board

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Additional Information

Pieter Van EeckeBorn in Belgium in 1975, Pieter Van Eecke has studied Philosophy (Ghent State University) and Sculpture (Sint-Lucas Brussels). He works and lives in South America and became a filmmaker. His last documentary about the earthquake in Haiti, the internationally acclaimed Goudougoudou (co-directed with Fabrizio Scapin) was broadcast on television (TV5monde, RTBF, TG4) and was featured at various international film festivals.