Mozambique, Where the Mango Tree Used to Be

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Axel Koenzen
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Run Time
27 mins
Official Selection


MOZAMBIQUE, where the mango tree used to be centers around the effects of climate change on small communities in rural and remote areas of Mozambique. The film showcases the daily life of two local families over the period of 48 hours, an inside view of what it means to be affected by the unpredictability of weather extremes at the lowest end of the world ́ s economic pyramid. Each family suffered from the impact of unusually severe droughts and floods over the past years. Their plight and coping mechanisms constitute the narrative of the film. We strictly follow our protagonists in questioning why their life in compliance with their surrounding has changed: Is God or the white man to blame for nature ́s whims?

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