Its absolutely vital that documentaries like this call for worldwide attention into the plight of the MST (Landless movement) in Brasil, a people marginalised for their mere right to eat. Living at subsistence level, challenging the inequalities in a Brasil still stuck in a feudal system of land ownership, perhaps nowhere else on earth do we see inequalities of such magnitude. Shame on you Brasil and Fora Bolsonaro
Great the land reform school are consciousness raising over the fact of poisoning of land by agrochemicals which poisons livestock fed on said soy and people fed on cow and affected produce. Horrendously callous the outlook of the president , trump like-" bring on the big guns vs the people" Oh my days! Brasil continues to lose its forest to fires set so land can be reclaimed for brief fertility before it's kaput...
3.5 Muy bien hecho, pero muy poco informativo. Viéndolo no entendí mucho sobre en qué consiste el MST y por qué luchan, más que por el derecho de trabajar una tierra virtualmente en desuso (aunque le "pertenezca" a alguien más). Me hubiera gustado que ahondara más en la historia del movimiento y la política que lo rodea. El panorama que pinta al final es por demás desmoralizador.
El panorama parece desolador con toda clase de totalitarismos tomándose los más grandes países del mundo. ¿Qué puedo hacer? ¿Cómo ayudar a este tipo de movimientos sociales? ¿Qué hacer cuando los adversarios siempre juegan sucio? La violencia parece la única alternativa, aunque Colombia, mi país es muestra que esta tampoco es la solución! Contados momentos de música pero perfectos! Odisea Crusoe a la brasileña!
Particularly pertinent to watch this film now, while Bolsonaro is threatening to destroy pretty much everything that the Landless Workers Movement (MST) is fighting for in Brazil. Perhaps a bit prophetic even, to see the discourse of fear installed towards the Movement in some people interviewed in the documentary. Freitas balances the protest material with everyday scenes, revealing the project's continual life.
Brazilians all across the regions, from freezing South to Pantanal to Pará to Paulista, should watch this film and learn a thing or two about our country's most necessary discussion: land distribution in an intersectional relation with wealth distribution, racism and public politics. If only this was the kind of lesson we memorize from books in school. Capitalism is the virus we should erradicate, period.
I watched this after the US Congress's questioning of the four top tech bosses - talk about a contrast, four men who run companies of a combined wealth of $5 trillion and thousands of people who are scraping a living from occupied land. A people's movement for self improvement. I thought the approach was low key, but powerful. I liked the surreptitious approach, eves-dropping on conversations. And great camera work.
umarım şu şovmen bolsonaro aptalı covid-19 teşhisinden geberip gider de toprakların gerçek sahipleri olan brezilya halkı mücadelede eşit şartlara gelirler. ben güney amerika'nın devrimci halklarının ruhuna ve mücadelesine güveniyorum. el pueblo unido jamás será vencido ✌✌✌
Belgesel olduğunu bilerek izlesem de, tempo konusunda ciddi sorunlar yaşayan bir film görüyorum. Başlangıç kısmı güzel olsa da ortalar ve final beklentilerimin çok aşağısında kaldı. Önerir miyim? Benim gibi siyasete ilgi duyuyorsanız evet! aksi takdirde, güzel manzaralar eşliğinde içinizdeki devrimciyi ortaya çıkarmak istiyorsanız bakabilirsiniz.
"If you can't contain the ants don't mess with the anthill" Insightful documentary which depicts a power struggle, and shows aspects of empowered participatory governance. Sadly, I struggled to remain engaged after the first 10min, and I regret to say this is a boring film. Such a pity, because this is a salient issue that deserves attention.
Delicately shot as a silent witness documentary, the film covers big and small events of an MST cell fighting for property rights. What remains unexplained is that MST is actually a major pressure group in Brazil. As such, here lies also the film maker’s main problem. Freitas keeps too much “journalistic” distance from her subject to be engaging, yet she stays too far from the big picture to be instructional.
We are transported through the opinions of the activists with collective dialogues. They speak about private and public problems regarded the problems of the lobby's agrarian hegemony. The films are punctuated by landscapes shoot that break the dialogues. The aesthetic value of the images is remarkable, but their political power overcame the aesthetic value. (do not get me wrong, for me it's a quality)