This screening is presented in association with IFI Education
The film will be introduced and a study guide will be available.
20-year-old Alma works on a chicken farm in the austerity – hit Castellon region of Spain. Her grandfather is on hunger strike, and has not spoken since her father sold the family’s ancient olive tree. Alma believes the only way he can be saved is if they find the tree, replanted somewhere in Europe. Persuading her uncle, her workmate and friends to join her, they set off in a ‘borrowed’ truck to track it down. Restoring the tree will restore hope to their family and the region.
Director Icíar Bollaín
Cast Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambros
Spanish with English subtitles
Key Study Areas
Spanish Senior Cycle / Coming of Age / Society and Culture