The hydroelectric power plant in Tucuruí, in the Brazilian state of Pará, one of the largest in the country, carries a contradiction in its surroundings: the inhabitants of the islands encircling the lake have no access to basic rights, not even electricity. With a delicate look at this environment, the documentary introduces us to these fascinating subjects in a black and white aesthetic which traverses encounters, personal accounts, and archival images. A symbol of the military regime’s ideal of destructive progress, the power plant materializes the desire to tame the forest, while these communities teach us alternative ways for caring and cherishing the land. (C. I)
Fernando Segtowick is a director and screenwriter residing Belém do Pará. He is responsible for short films and television series focused on the stories of men and women from the Amazon. He participated in the Rotterdam Lab in 2019 and Amazon Mirror is his first feature film, which had its world premiere in the Panorama section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.
Festival Internacional de Cinema de Berlim
Festival Intenacional de Cinema de Cartagenas das ïndias