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Talent Sylvia Nicolaides
Role of participant Director
Director Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides
Producer Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides
Status finished

Production details

Running time 20 min
Genre Other
Year of production 2014
Country of Production Cyprus
Production Company

still / picture for Salvador


'A relatively fictional documentary'.

This film is inspired by an actual U.S. law, that makes it almost impossible to grow, sell and trade home-grown foods, such as vegetables, dairy products, etc. This law was signed from president Obama in January 2011 and it could at any time become globally applicable. Because of the broad language of the law, a 'food facility' is not specified, so therefore is could mean a vineyard, a farm, it could even mean your own personal garden.

'Salvador' is a mockumentary presenting the scenario that this law applies to the personal garden, and therefore it is considered to be illegal to grow your own vegetables. Salvador is a man who becomes a criminal because of his passion for gardening. The film begins with his release from jail, and the whole film shows the rehabilitation program that he is put in to become a law-abiding citizen and to be re-inserted back into society.

Participation in international festivals / awards

- GreenspaceNYC Summer Showcase, New York U.S.A. (Best Narrative Short Film)
- Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, Kuala Lumpul, MALAYSIA
- Voices from the Waters, Bangalore, INDIA
- Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
- UN*DEPENDENCE Film Festival, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND