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ROOT UP \ 28 mins \ FRANCE

Joselie lives in Guadeloupe, F.W.I. When she inherits 5 acres of land from her late father, the former seamstress becomes a farmer at age 48. Now, she’s ready to embrace a more wholistic lifestyle that allows her to have an enhanced connectedness with Mother Nature, her spiritual “companion”. 

When Joselie discovers that her land is contaminated and that she cannot grow anything on it, she refuses to give up and is determined to save her legacy and live off her land.


Silver Award Winner - Spotlight Documentary Film Award; Semi-Finalist - Atlanta Docu Fest; Best Short Documentary Award - TERRA Environmental Film Festival; Best Woman Filmmaker - Barcelona Planet Film Festival; Excellence Award Winner - Docs Without Borders Film Festival; Official Selection - Caribbeantales International Film Festival; Official Selection - 10th International Kuala Lumpur Film Festival; Official Selection - Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary; Official Selection - Cinecolo Haiti Environmental Film Festival

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Katia Café-Fébrissy

Katia Café-Fébrissy is a Toronto-based award-winning Writer & Director of Guadeloupean heritage in the French Caribbean. In her latest film “Root Up”, she tackles the issue of chlordecone contaminated soils in Guadeloupe through the prism of a local female farmer. This creative documentary tells the story of a land, a woman and her struggle to save her legacy. “Root Up” won the Best Short Documentary Award in the 2017 TERRA Environmental Film Festival.

Katia also directed a CBC-Documentary “Social Me” which was screened at the 2015 Francophone International Film Festival of Acadia (FICFA).

All from this director.