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The Wind Blows The Border
Brazil, 2022, 77 min
Laura Faerman, Marina Weis
Language & Subtitles:
Guaraní, Portuguese; subtitles in English and Hebrew
Rodrigo Díaz Díaz, Luís Ludmer
Hot Docs (Special Jury Prize – International Feature Documentary), It's All True International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
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
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