Made by public elementary school students from Icapuí, Ceará, this animation film tells the story of a lost map during the early days of the European invasion on Brazilian lands, found centuries later on a beach. The map points the way to a mysterious and disputed treasure that has been kept secret for many generations. (M. M.)
Alunos Do Projeto Animação do Instituto Marlin Azul
The directors are students from the Animation Project, enrolled in the public elementary school system in Espírito Santo, Brazil. In workshops held in city schools, the groups have produced over 50 short animation films, among which "Mangue e Tal, Portinholas"; "Zen ou Não Zen? Eis a Questão"; "Vitória Pra Mim"; "Albertinho"; "Ele"; "Mestre Vitalino e Nós no Barro"; "Um Fio de Esperança"; "As Curvas de Niemeyer"; "O Maestro do Tempo"; "O Bruxo do Cosme Velho"; "Nada, Nadador!"; "A Árvore de Humberto".