The Pajeú stream, in Fortaleza, victim of the city’s urbanization process, runs silently under the skyscrapers. For teacher Maristela (played by Fatima Muniz), recently arrived to the city, the stream’s invisibility touches the very core of her being: transfigured into an ultra-polluted monster, it materializes to her in a dream as if in a horror film. The attempt to circumvent oblivion (hers and the city’s) thus becomes an effort to recover fragments of this history, to create collective memories. Under a fictional regime pierced by the encounter with real and illustrious unknown spaces, the film retraces the river flow to restore the pieces of its people. (C. I)
Pedro Diógenes was born in 1984, graduated from the first class of the Audiovisual School in Fortaleza in 2008, and was member of the Alumbramento collective between 2010 and 2016. Pedro directed and scripted 6 feature films, made 10 short films, and worked as a sound technician in over 60 films. His features were screened and awarded at important festivals such as Rotterdam, Locarno, Festival do Rio, Janela, Festival de Brasília, FidMarseille, Bafici, Tiradentes, among others. Today he is part of the production company Marrevolto Filmes.