ARACATI

By Aline PORTUGAL, Julie DE SIMONE

FAKTURA FILM - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2015

Jaguaribe Valley, Northeast Brazil. Departing from the seacoast, we follow the path of the Aracati wind, sweeping into the heartland. Along the course, we observe the relationship between man and landscape, spatial transformations and the limits separating nature from artifice.

Festivals
& Awards

IDFA 2015
Mid-Length Competition
FICCI Cartagena 2016
Official Documentary Competition
Mostra de Cinéma Tiradentes 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Environmental, Social issues
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aline PORTUGAL, Julie DE SIMONE
    • Synopsis

    • From six years now, we have travelled several times through the Jaguaribe Valley. If at first we would like to make a film about the wind, after these experiences we started to perceive that the landscapes were changing very fast, as much as the ways of life and people’s sense of temporality. Then, we discovered that the wind was much a driving force that would blow this journey through the region, as a wind movie.
      The documentary then carries the spectator through a regional journey, introducing us to its characters, as it evokes a flow of sensations and small perceptions. It's about mankind, nature and technology competing for the same space, where different forces must coexist. Each character brings a different perspective of changing spaces and leads the viewer by these landscapes portraits.
      The project comes out of a desire to know places and ways of life where the prosaic and intense converge as man meets wind. During those years of research, we have shot two short films, Aracati Wind (2014) and Study for the Wind (2011). In 2016, we have already scheduled a travelling showcase of the three films, to be seen in all small cities where we shot.
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