The title of the film, The Mystical Seed, not only intends to charm people, it also intends to show a real development of how much the fruit of this plant is a gift of nature.
The Mystical Seed is a new international documentary film – to be released in Ethiopia.
“This is an artistic documentary to convey to the world the culture and history that coffee represents starting from Ethiopia, the land of its origin”, said Mr. Mario Riccardo Migliara, Director & Author. “Within the film’s narrative and storytelling, we emphasize elements that unite the African continent and the unique role that women play in carrying out the hard work behind the coffee collection and process.”
The Story of The Mystical Seed
The Mystical Seed is a voyage of two friends, Mario Migliara and Biniam Aschalew, an Italian and an Ethiopian. The Italian is a long time director and writer who approached the theme with a dream to realize it. The Ethiopian, who has distant Italian origins, has lived abroad for many years with the mission to contribute for his native land. One of them is a coffee lover engrossed in a sort of “Coffee-philia” while the other one does not drink it.
The friends, form a small film crew to follow the ancient routes of coffee, exploring the customs and traditions around the mystical seed.
The title of the film not only intends to charm people, it also intends to show a real development of how much the fruit of this plant is a gift of nature. The film follows an intellectual path through the ancient Ethiopian traditions with the intent to produce a real spiritual benefit.
The Project of The Mystical Seed
The project aims to increase the value and the magical sense around the Ethiopian coffee.
Coffee is not an excuse but an important subject for the film crew as they dig deep into the origins of coffee starting with just a single cup.