BORN TO BE BLIND

A PESSOA É PARA O QUE NASCE

By Roberto BERLINER

TV ZERO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2004

Love, Fate and the art of making movies through the eyes of three blind sisters.

    • Year of production
    • 2004
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Musical
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roberto BERLINER
    • Writer(s)
    • Mauricio LISSOVSKY
    • Producer(s)
    • Rodrigo LETIER (TVZERO), Roberto BERLINER (TvZero), Renato PEREIRA
    • Synopsis
    • Three blind sisters, linked by this extraordinary twist of fate, spend their lives singing and playing ganzá for spare change on the streets and in the street markets of poverty stricken northeast Brazil. This documentary follows the daily chores of these women and how they survive on their own. Their immersing story, that not without humor, depicts a complex tale of love and death, anguish and art. The story accompanies them in the unexpected turn in their lives as a result of the film; the cinema effect which transforms them into celebrities. Both the director and the subjects of the film face the ties that bind them, revealing the risks and seduction of the documentarian’s work.
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