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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Dry Ground Burning (Mato seco em chamas)

Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós


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Director's Biography

Joana Pimenta is a filmmaker from Portugal. Her film An Aviation Field (2016), had its premiere in competition at the Locarno Film Festival and won the Jury Award for Best Film at the International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao. Adirley Queirós is a filmmaker from Brazil. His films include Once There Was Brasilia (2017), which won a Special Mention of the Jury at the Locarno Film Festival, and White Out, Black In (2014), which won more than twenty awards.

Sun 13 /17h00 / Musée YSL
Fri 18 / 17h00 / Musée YSL

In the presence of the film crew

Léa tells the story of the Gasolineiras de Kebradas as it echoes through the walls of Colmeia, the women’s prison of Brasilia: “In 2019, I got involved with my sister Chitara in this crazy scheme she was caught up in. She had bought some land in a favela—oil pipes ran right under it, so she built this huge structure, tapped the oil, and started refining it right there and was making a lot of money. She set up a deal with the motoboys, so they would buy gas from her. She also had a stand at the market where she would sell it. Chitara also got mixed up in politics. She made history.”

Director : Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós
Producer : Adirley Queirós
Cinematographer : Joana Pimenta
Production Designer : Denise Vieira
Editor : Cristina Amaral
Sound : Francisco Craesmeyer

Joana Darc Furtado, Léa Alves Da Silva, Andreia Vieira, Débora Alencar, Gleide Firmino, Mara Alves

Production Company : Cinco Da Norte