A COUNTRY MADE ON SUGAR

DOÇARIA BRASILEIRA

By Pedro NOVAES, Jarleo BARBOSA, Erico RASSI, Cláudia NUNES, Cecília ARAÚJO

SERTÃO FILMES - as PROD

TV Series - Completed 2017

Candy recipes are knots that, once untied, reveal the threads from which their places are woven. In Brazil, a country largely built on sugar, they teach a lot about our history of diversity and miscegenation, but also of violence and injustice.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • TV Series
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 25 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pedro NOVAES, Jarleo BARBOSA, Erico RASSI, Cláudia NUNES, Cecília ARAÚJO
    • Writer(s)
    • Jarleo BARBOSA, Pedro NOVAES, Erico RASSI, Cláudia NUNES
    • Producer(s)
    • Cristiane MIOTTO (RIO BRAVO FILMES), Lidiana REIS (PANACEIA FILMES)
    • Synopsis
    • Brazil cannot be properly understood without sugar. Sugarcane plantations and all that came with it - slavery, economic exploitation, violence - had a fundamental role in the construction of the country. In that context, candy and confection recipes can be an entrance door into the culture, ecology and sociology of Brazil. Exploring specific candies in 13 very different places of Brazil, “A Country Made on Sugar” strides a double path: it reconstitutes the natural and social roots of these recipes, while revealing Brazil’s cultural and natural diversity.