Un bananero no es casualidad
A Banana Tree Is No Coincidence
Fascinated by artificial insemination, Luiza Gonçalves sets out to investigate banana trees: Why do so many of them grow in San Sebastián, where they are not native and are sterile? Numerous calls with the park authorities fail to produce an answer. The apparently naïve approach – presented visually with grainy film footage – uncovers post-colonial, exploitative relations in a complex of institutional bureaucracy..
Luiza Gonçalves, born in Buenos Aires in 1997, studied Film and Video at the New York Pratt Institute. Her first short documentary New City Doc was screened at the 2016 Nyack Festival. She produced her second short film A Banana Tree Is No Coincidence as part of her Master’s degree at the Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola in Spain. She is currently shooting her first feature film Melonhood.
Films by Luiza Gonçalves
New City Doc 2016