The neighborhoods that surround the city of Montecarlo, in the province of Misiones, are populated almost entirely by families that harvest yerba mate, known as tareferos. The young have no other choice but to subsist day after day at the plantations.
The first thing we see is an intertitle that sets the story in the province of Misiones, and tells us about tareferos, or who up to five months a year are recollection workers for the yerba mate harvest. That’s the only concession the film does to conventional narrative. Fortunately, Raídos eludes any entomological distance while leading us to a sensorial, exuberant experience, where pickers are not mere extras or people working in silence as they are being recorded, but they rather act as a human group that coexists, discusses salaries, sends off a son who is moving to the city, fearlessly dives into excess at night, or begins its workdays at the break of dawn, as the smoke from a fire is interrupted by the remains of the fog that still lingers on. FG
D, G: Diego Marcone F: Lucas Timerman, Diego Marcone E: Diego Marcone, Andrea Kleinman DA, PE: Alexis Trigo S: Jerónimo Kohn, Alejandro Seba M: Dante Frágola, Pablo Breardi P: Alexis Trigo, Diego Marcone CP: La Marmota Contenidos I: Darío Lemos, Mauro Lemos, Walter Lemos, Sergio Correa
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He was born in Buenos Aires in 1984. He graduated in image and sound design at the UBA. Since 2006, he has been working in sound post-production for film and TV.