|Music:||Banda Mixe de Oaxaca|
Young children in the Mexican countryside start working at a very early age; “The Inheritors” depicts their life and day-to-day struggle. The uncompromising reality echoes down the centuries in which generation after generation have remained anchored in the constant vicious cycle of inherited poverty and misery.
“For the past ten years I traveled throughout the Mexican countryside and felt a combination of rage and awe at seeing countless children working in the fields. Rage and awe fuel my desire to pay homage to their abilities and courage. “The Inheritors” interweaves the stories of these children, caught up in a cycle of inherited poverty, and transports the viewer to a reflection on the human condition.” (Eugenio Polgovsky)
Eugenio Polgovsky (born in Mexico City in 1977) won a prize in the ACCU/UNESCO photography contest celebrating the United Nations Year of Tolerance in 1994. He studied film photography and directing at the University of Mexico City. He made his debut with award-wining short films and documentaries. He also works as a camera man with various directors of documentaries and features.