The Tortoise and the Tapir

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    The Tortoise and the Tapir

    O Jabuti e a Anta

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2016

    71 min

    • Portuguese

    Documentary

    The drought in Sao Paulo is the starting point of the journey. Uneasy with the images of empty reservoirs of hydrodams in southeastern Brazil, a filmmaker seeks to understand these pharaonic constructions, now built in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. Among the Xingu, Tapajós and Ene rivers, echo the voices of riverines, indigenous people and fishermen and those affected by the arrival of so-called development. A boat movie and a reflection on the impact of our lifestyle.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Letícia Sabatel
    Screenplay
    Eliza Capai
    Carol Quintanilh
    Cinematography
    Eliza Capai
    Carol Quintanilh
    Editing
    Eva Randolph
    edt
    Eliza Capa
    Music
    Fábio Goes
    Tami Belfe
    Production
    USINA DA IMAGEM
    Eliza Capai

    Eliza Capai

    Brazil

    Born in Brazil in 1979, she is an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on social topics and explores alternative forms of production, narration and distribution with her films. Her debut feature-length film, HERE IS SO FAR was based on encounters with women during a seven-month journey through Africa. In THE TORTOISE AND THE TAPIR she investigated gigantic hydroelectric plants built in the middle of the Amazon rainforest during Brazil’s worst drought in decades. She is currently a fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab.

    Selected Filmography