Lírio FERREIRA, Murilo SALLES (CINEMA BRASIL DIGITAL)
Árido Movie is a road movie that follows the journey of Jonas to the small village where he was born, in Sertão, a dry region of the northeastern of Brazil, where water is a privilege. The reason for travelling from São Paulo, where he works as a weather forecaster on national television, to his hometown is the murder of Jonas´ father, Unbeknownst to Jonas, his grandmother has chosen him to avenge the death of her son and restore the family honor. During this journey Jonas meets some friends from university and a Spanish videomaker, Soledad, who is filming a documentary about the importance of water as an element for transformation and purification in the social, political, economical and religious reality around the world. In the end Jonas is killed by his illigemate brother by mistake. This tragic fiction is interwined by the tragic lack of water showed by Soledad’s documentary.