Tatuado nos ollos levamos o pouso
Spain | 2022 | 26 min
Language : Galician
Subtitles : English, French
With great expressive freedom, Diana Toucedo transports us to a seaside village in Galicia. We are invited to observe the work of the women who collect shellfish, and hear from their own voices their relationship with their trade, the heritage of matriarchy and their sense of belonging. Sailors at sea complement this genuine and devoted community of workers.
With great expressive freedom, filmmaker Diana Toucedo transports us to a coastal village in Galicia, Spain, intervening on real-life images with subtle animation work. There we are invited to observe the work of the women who collect shellfish and hear in their own words, through different conversations, their relationship to their work and trade, their ways of life, the inheritance of matriarchy and their great sense of belonging to the place. The sailors at sea complete this genuine and devoted community of workers. This space between the sand and the water is depicted in the film as a border which allows us to think through a series of identity issues that transcend time. Past and present seem to converge, inevitably opening onto the essential question of the future. The preservation of a task which dates to ancient times and that is linked to an entire population’s survival is now confronted with the uncertainty brought about by today's major environmental issues.