Filmed in 16mm, together with a series of short films produced by Thomaz Farkas, the film focuses on the experience of northeastern migrants living in the state capital of São Paulo. Geraldo Sarno devotes himself to listening to these people, shepherded by the work of major sociologists from the period, as he sets out to thoroughly understand the migration phenomenon. At the same time that he films his characters in their domestic and work environments, he also takes his camera to environments reserved for religious practices. An incontestable landmark of Brazilian documentary cinema. (E. V.)



Geraldo Sarno

Originally from the state of Bahia and with a degree in Law, Sarno (1938-2022) began to devote himself to cinema after studying in Cuba in the early 1960s. He divided his filmmaking work between documentary and fiction, and in both he always sought to investigate the depths of being Brazilian, a topic also thoroughly explored in his writing and editing. Productive until the last years of his life, in 2020 he released the remarkable "Sertânia", his final work, screened at Olhar de Cinema.



Thomas Farkas


Geraldo Sarno


Thomaz Farkas, Armando Barreto


Sylvio Renoldi


Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, José Carlos Capinam


Sérgio Muniz, Edgardo Pallero, Maurice Capovilla, Vladmir Herzog