LIVING IN MANGUISECO

By Juan BALDANA

JA! FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Development 2011

Manguiseco is a small town where most of its inhabitants live off manual fishery. Located in Northeasten Brazil, this ecosystem is a true paradise with immense dunes that lead to the sea. Newton, a 60-year-old man, shows us what life is like in this small town that fights the technological and econo

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Director(s)
    • Juan BALDANA
    • Producer(s)
    • Agustina EYZAGUIRRE (JA!Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Living in Manguiseco is the 3º Part of a trilogy "Person a point of view to the unseen side of latin america"Manguiseco is a small town where most of its inhabitants live off manual fishery. Located in Northeasten Brazil, this ecosystem is a true paradise with immense dunes that lead to the sea. Newton, a 60-year-old man, shows us what life is like in this small town that fights the technological and economic invasion that globalization represents on a daily basis.
      Only six hours from the big city of Fortaleza, its urban reference is Jericoacoara, another small town that has welcomed tourism and so-called civilization. While its neighbour Jeri blossoms with the dollar, Manguiseco gets by on a sustainable way. At least, that’s what its inhabitants believe.
      Newton fishes every day during the low season and he can only provide for himself and his mother. During the high season, he sells most of his catch and makes a profit.
      His ex wife and children left for Fortaleza a long time ago in search of a better life. At the end of the last high season, he decides to go to visit his family.
      The contrast between the small town and the big city generates a lot of questions.
      Who lives a better life? Where is the future? Which kind of system is more likely to survive throughout the years?
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