The Last Chinamperos

The Last Chinamperos

Directed by Megan Alldis

Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys (Producer)

Just outside of Mexico City, in the canals of Xochimilco, an Indigenous father and son fight to carry on their ancestral legacy of chinampas, an Aztec farming system made of floating gardens that maximize water retention for crops. Against an onslaught of rapid urbanization, economic challenges, and Indigenous exploitation, they persevere and show the world that this vast water transport system preserves a style of permaculture that has proven results in its ability to curb the global climate emergency.


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