• Berlin International Film Festival

  • Cartagena International Film Festival

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Portuguese with English subtitles

In the 1980s, the military dictatorship in Brazil built the largest hydroelectric dam in the Amazon in the city of Tucuruí in the state of Pará. Residents of the Caraipé River within the plant’s lake have remained without electricity in their homes since then. A filmmaker and crew explore their decision to stay for 40 years despite the hardships, aiming to uncover their perspectives.

About the Director
Fernando Segtowick was born on 23 August 1971 in Belém, Pará, Brazil. Fernando is a director and producer, known for Matinta (2010), Amazon Mirror (2020), and No Movimento da Fé (Moved by Faith) (2013).