LAND OF THE BLIND

TERRA DE CEGOS

By Bruno TORRES

AQUARELA MIDWEST - as PROD

Drama - Development 2019

LAND OF THE BLIND is the first brazilian feature film that focuses on the mechanism behind the illegal deforestation in Amazonia, concentrating its drama on the actions of illegal lumbermen.
LAND OF THE BLIND takes place in 2014 with flashbacks in the 1970s and 1990s.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film, Social issues
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE, SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 150 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bruno TORRES
    • Writer(s)
    • Bruno TORRES
    • Producer(s)
    • Bruno TORRES (AQUARELA PRODUÇÕES CULTURAIS)
    • Synopsis
    • In the inner-most regions of the amazonian territory, two families work in the informal market. One of them is led by the family’s father RAIMUNDO, an experienced illegal lumberman known to be on the vanguard of deforestation. The second family is led by his brother TIÃO, a responsible rainforest extractivist and an environmental conservationist leader. Raimundo’s right hand is his older son JÚLIO, who acts as an illegal lumberman together with his father, cousins and younger brother. The life of both families begins to change when MARCO appears, a large farmer involved with landgrabbing activities, who seeks the piece of land where Tião’s family lives. With the aid of JUSTO, an introspective latin american intermediary of unknown origin, who lives in the country’s border and has connections with the main lumber trafficking routes, begins a journey which unfolds into an ingenious scheme and a perverse deforestation plot. Narrated by a wise midwife called MAIARA, the film reveals secrets throughout the plot and has a striking outcome.
    • Partners & financing
    • Ancine, IBAMA, Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá, Ministério da Cultura do Brazil, Pandora Filmes, André Sturm, Mistika Post, Governo do Distritio Federal - Brazil.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 07, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 08, 2018
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