The Harvest

Rosa Iris, Milena's daughter, is in her final year of rural middle school. About to leave the countryside to continue studying in the village, she begins to realize all the work and motivation of her mother to move forward in life... "Whoever plants, will harvest" says an old saying.

  • Wendy P. Espinal
  • Wendy P. Espinal
  • Annerys Rodríguez
  • Wendy P. Espinal
    El Cosmonauta
  • Carla Jovine
    El Rey de la Habana, María Montéz, Los Fabulosos, El Cosmonauta
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Dominican Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Dominican Republic
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  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Concurso de Cortos Mujer y Trabajo / Intermón-Oxfam
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    June 19, 2015
    Dominican Republic Premiere
    3rd Prize
  • Todo Cine Todo Dominicana
    Madrid, Spain
    October 3, 2015
    Spanish Premier
  • Mostra de Cinema Dominicano no Brasil
    Brasilia, Brazil
    Brazilian Premiere
Director Biography - Wendy P. Espinal

Cultural producer, writer and documentary filmmaker. Traveling free soul and nature lover. Graduated from UNAPEC's School of Arts, the National Theatre School of Santo Domingo, and Université Sorbonne Paris 1 being part of an Erasmus Mundus Master Program. Also trained in international workshops with Susana Barriga, Marcos Pimentel, Pedro Loeb, Belkis Vega, Eduardo Milewicz, Bob McAndrew, Hernán Musaluppi, Lucrecia Martel, Tanya Valette, Eliseo Altunaga, among other renowned filmmakers.
She has worked in multiple cultural and film projects, actively participating in their design, management and development, including: feature films Cocote, Vacanze ai Caribi, El Rey de la Habana, The Cosmonaut, Viajeros, The Good Shepherd, The Lost City; and festivals such as DocumentaMadrid, AniMadrid, Latin Grammy Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and Buero Youth Theatre Awards.
As a writer, she maintains ongoing collaborations with various media such as the Dominican Republic Omnimedia Group, Pandora, U. Magazine.
"The Harvest" is her first shortfilm and later came “Alimento” and “Mujeres Tierra”, all three composing a trilogy of her view on the Dominican rural life.
“No Sea Island”, currently in development, will be her feature opera prima, a project based on her reflections and learnings acquired through her travels and experience as a migrant outside of the Hispaniola island.

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