True Story - Completed 2020

In the ’90s, a mother looks for her missing son and finds farms with slave labor practice in the Amazon region.

& Awards

Rio de Janeiro IFF 2019
Oficial Selection
37 Encuentros De Cine Latinoamericano De Bordeaux 2020
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22o Encuentros del Cine Sudamericano de Marsella 2020
Oficial Selection
Festival Internacional Amazônida de Cinema de Fronteira - FIA CINEFRONT 2020
Oficial Selection
FEMI festival (International Film Festival of Guadeloupe) 2020
Oficial Selection
34th Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) 2020
Oficial Selection
21st Newport Beach Film Festival’s 2020
Oficial Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • True Story
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Renato BARBIERI
    • Writer(s)
    • Renato BARBIERI, Marcus LIGOCKI JR
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcus LIGOCKI JR (Ligocki Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • A feature film inspired by real facts about a mother (Pureza), that after 6 months with no news from her son, Abel, who had left for the gold mines in southern Pará, departs from her native town, only with the clothes on her body and few savings in her purse. She retraces Abel's path and ends up finding a system of alluring and seizure of rural workers, putting them in a slavery condition. Pureza, hoping to find Abel, gets employed in one of the farms, where she witnesses the brutal treatment of workers and deforestation. She escapes and denounces the facts to the federal authorities. Without credibility, and fighting against a strong and perverse system, she returns to the forest to collect evidence of what she reported in Brasilia. After years, she finds her son, and her denunciations trigger a process that organizes the Brazilian government and that liberates thousands of workers from the situation of so-called "modern slavery" or "debt slavery".