This creative documentary deals the issue of chlordecone contaminated soils in Guadeloupe through the prism of a local female farmer.
When Joselie, a former seamstress, inherits 5 acres of land from her late father, she decides to become a farmer at age 48. At that point, she discovers that her land is contaminated and that she cannot grow anything on it. However, she refuses to give up and is determined to save her land and live off it.
“Root Up” tells the story of a land, a woman and her struggle to save her legacy.