DIRECTOR, PRODUCER,

CAMERA, SOUND, EDITOR

Dry Roast

2017

9 min


Sisters Carmelina and Flora Ramos Garcia, both in their late 50s, have been growing some of the world's best coffee in the Western Highlands of Guatemala for over 30 years. But climate change-related impacts, including coffee leaf fungus and severe drought, have decimated the country's crop. This has spurred more out-migration of males and youth to the U.S. – including Flora & Carmelina's children – leaving them behind to face a new normal. 

Official selection & screenings: San Francisco Green Film Festival, Borrego Springs Film Festival, UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Women in the World