International Films

The Wind Blows The Border

Brazil, 2022, 77 min

Director:

Laura Faerman, Marina Weis

Language & Subtitles:

Guaraní, Portuguese; subtitles in English and Hebrew

Producers:
Rodrigo Díaz Díaz, Luís Ludmer

Production:

Festivals:

Hot Docs (Special Jury Prize – International Feature Documentary), It's All True International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

Screenings:

Sat. 3.12 | 15:15 | Cinematheque 1

Mon. 5.12 | 17:45 | Cinematheque 2

The border between Brazil and Paraguay stretches over 1,524 kilometers. When Luana Ruiz, a rich heiress of vast lands, covets the green lands on this border, she provokes a war against the native inhabitants.

Ruiz is the embodiment of the authoritarian Brazilian President Bolsonaro's rule: in her eyes, the natives deserve only hatred and contempt. But Elenir Shimendes rises against her – a teacher, leader and social activist on behalf of the Guarni-Kaiuba people. Shimendes herself pays the price of the fight against the rich elites, but she manages to fight back and protect her community and its lands.

5.12.22 | Screening and Conversation with ׳Standing Together' Movement