HICH TENSION LINE

FIOS DE ALTA TENSÃO

By Sergio GAG

DGT FILMES - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2018

What does your hair tell about yourself? We went to São Paulo, Salvador, Belém and Rio de Janeiro to hear stories of resistance, achievements and self-improvement. The hair unveiling Brazilian ethnical, cultural, gender and social diversity.

Festivals
& Awards

Feed Dog BR 2018
MIRA Latin American Film Fest Bonn 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sergio GAG
    • Producer(s)
    • Well DARWIN (DGT FILMES)
    • Synopsis
    • High Tension Line is about society and culture, about people's identity and historical contradictions. And we look at people’s hair to approach these issues.
      What does the hair say about a person? A lot.
      With that in mind we’ve been to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador and Belém to hear a great number of women and men of all ages, which represent Brazilian ethnical and social diversity, finding unexpected affinities and understanding both the individual and the group identity related to the hair.
      More than 40 characters to whom the hair is a fundamental trace of personality, helping them to send the world a message. In many cases the hair is a way to state an opinion: Black women and men in their fight against prejudice, teenagers gaining autonomy, white haired people, bald people, all kinds of people adopting their hairstyle to face aesthetic dogmas established by mass media.
      The four cities, each one in a different part of the country, take us from the Amazon Forest to the seashore, from the poor outskirt’s favelas to the busy financial center of the country, from the majority of black people in Salvador to the indigenous background of Belém and to the ethnical miscellanea of Sao Paulo and Rio.