Director: Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queiros
Cast: Joana Darc Furtado, Lea Alves Da Silva, Andreia Vieira
Run Time: 153mins
Rating: M18 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)
Language: Portuguese (with English subtitles)

Screening Details: 26 Nov 2022, 10.00am, FG Kallang Hall 2

Liquid gold sleeps beneath the ground Chitara stands on, and so she hijacks the oil pipelines, roping her sisters into her rebel gasoline ring. Léa, recently released from a women’s prison, relates these tales of solidarity and precarity: from selling petrol cheaply to motor gangs, to her post-incarceration surveillance.
Shot on location in the Sol Nascente favela and helmed by a cast of non-professional actors who bring their lived realities into the film, Dry Ground Burning achieves a searing, gritty realism the directors envision as an “ethnography of fiction”. Beyond indicting the dystopia of Bolsonaro’s Brazil, this slow-burn docufiction will ignite the far reaches of our political imaginations.

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