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Focus Brazil : Navigating the Future

Landless Camila Freitas

Chão

Active for nearly forty years, the Landless Workers’ Movement is one of the largest social movements in Brazil. Over four years, Landless closely follows the daily lives of activists during the occupation of a failing sugarcane factory in Brazil’s Central-West Region. This observational documentary conveys the sense of urgency and hope in fervent political activism, as well as the solidarity of family-run agriculture. Faced with the food-processing industry, endless legal disputes, and the imminent political criminalization of the movement, more than 600 families camp on the land, cultivating the soil and their dreams of a possible future.
— Camila Macedo, Festival Olhar de Cinema

This film is presented as part of our Focus Brazil : Navigating the Future

Presented in collaboration with Le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias

Landless

  • Country : Brazil
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Portuguese
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 110 MIN
  • Cinematography : Camila Freitas
  • Cinematography : Cris Lyra
  • Cinematography : Ana Carolina Matias
  • Editing : Fred Benevides
  • Editing : Marina Meliande
  • Production : Camila Machado
  • Production : Francisco Craesmeyer
  • Production : Leonardo Feliciano
  • Music : Michelle Agnes Magalhães
  • Music : Celio Barros
  • Sound Design : Camila Machado
  • Sound Design : Olívia Hernández

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