...A journey towards something of Absolute...
The Mystical Seed is a voyage of two friends, an encounter between an Italian and Ethiopian, lead by curious life huckabees. They both have different origins as much as different life experiences. Together, as a real team followed by a small film crew, they decided to form a group and plan a journey within Ethiopia pursuing to create a new form of communication and the real image around Ethiopia, its resources, the cultural heritage, products and creations.
It is a documentary film which firstly aims to increase the Value and the magical sense around the Ethiopian coffee. The deep exploration of cultural heritages, traditions and customs of the land of Origins: starting from a cup of coffee and going backwards on a journey through the ancient traditions and cultural wave generated by the Ethiopian coffee culture, will mark unusual traces and clues that will drive to exciting discoveries.
In the period between August 15th and September 12th 2017
Nekemte (ነቀምት) and Gimbi (ጊምቢ) in East Welega Zone, heading then to Djimma (ጅማ) and LIMU (ሊሙ), adiacent to Illibabur area, continuing to BENCH-MAJI (ቤንች ማጂ) forest areas in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regions (SNNPR), following the trip to south in the SIDAMA (ሲዳማ) and YIRGACHEFFE (ይ/ ጨፌ) zone, then up to GUJI zone (ጉጂ) in the Oromia Region and finish the trip in HARAR (ሓረሓረ) in Hararghe Zone of the Harari Region.
The film can be considered a tribute to the Ethiopian culture and a new way of creating stories. The plus-value given to the Ethiopian Coffee and the real Image communication created purposely in this film, will help people and coffee communities in the rural territories and regions to increase in better their livelihood.
Thanks to this documentary, the Ethiopian Coffee, the first ever cited in ancient books and the first claimed as “the cup of the beginnings” can revive and have back the right importance of its value.
Sinopsis of the Documentary
The Mystical Seed is a voyage of two friends. Curious life huckabees lead the encounter between two people: an Italian and an Ethiopian. They both have different origins as much as different life experiences. Oddly, one of them is a coffee lover engrossed in a sort of “Coffee-philia” while the other one does not even drink it. The Ethiopian, who has distant Italian origins, have being living abroad for many years and have the mission to contribute for his native land, communicating to the world the real values around the Ethiopian Made. While the Italian is a long time Director and Writer who approached the theme with the same love and the dream to realize it. Both, together as a real team and forming a small film crew, will follow the ancient routes of coffee, exploring the customs and traditions around this Mystical seed.
The title is not only intended as astonishing words to charm people’s interest, but a real development inside the documentary, of how much the fruit of this plant is a gift of nature which permits to the humane race the access to memories and to an intellectual path that produce a real spiritual benefit.
And Ethiopia is the real depositary of this mystical seed; thanks to the country’s long history, the cultural research around it, to its mystical and ancient coffee ceremony that develops multiple meanings inside the people.
Coffee is not an excuse but is an important subject for the team inside the film. The team will deeply explore the origins, the culture and the lands of coffee, starting from a cup of coffee and arriving towards the wild plants in Ethiopia, in a sort of backward trip through the ancient traditions. The Voyage is always full of unforeseeable and adventurous occasions. The path will never be simple and the discover of the natural coffee cultivations, the use and costumes around it, the people who work for it, and the cultural wave generated by the Ethiopian culture of coffee, will be marked by unusual traces and clues that will drive us to exciting discoveries.
The Project of The Mystical Seed
The film can be considered a tribute to the Ethiopian culture and a new way of creating stories. The plus-value given to the Ethiopian Coffee and the real image communication created purposely in this film, will help people and coffee communities in the rural territories and regions to increase in better their livelihood.