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La Tierra de los Adioses - The Land of Goodbyes - Stefani Saintonge

La Tierra de los Adioses (The Land of Goodbyes)

Filmmaker: Stefani Saintonge

La Tierra de los Adioses (The Land of Goodbyes) is a documentary about Zapotitlán Palmas, Oaxaca, Mexico, a small rural community where 50 percent of residents (80% of men) have migrated to the United States. The women, children and few men left behind continue their lives while watching their town being slowly abandoned. Engulfed in a culture of migration, where most are dependent on family members working abroad, they have the same universal aspirations of progress, a better life and a day where they stop saying good bye.