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New Brazilian Cinema
8.4
/10
356 Ratings

Landless

Chão

Directed by Camila Freitas
Brazil, 2019
Documentary
New Brazilian Cinema

Synopsis

In an occupied land belonging to a sugarcane processing plant, the Landless Workers Movement fights to press the government into making land reform and settling the families encamped. While conservative forces gain more space than ever in the country, encamped people dream of self-determination.

Our take

This visually striking film follows a group of agricultural activists fighting for protection of the land and dreaming up utopian solutions. Camila Freitas’s captivating study of land rights and the resilience of hope feels energetically supercharged by Brazil’s perilous politics of today.

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