Filmed over the course of four years, the documentary follows the daily life of a settlement of the Landless Workers Movement in Goiás. The urgency of the issue, given the looming criminalization of the movement and its leaderships, lies in contrast with the film's distended time, which magnifies the motions of family agriculture as opposed to the monochromatic landscapes of agribusiness. 'Chão' draws a fair distance from its subjects – positioned amidst the struggle while at the same time acknowledging its foreign place – in the cinematographic exploration of powerful collective modes of existence and the resistance involved therein.
Camila Freitas Camila Freitas was born in 1983 in the city of Lauro de Freitas, Bahia. She studied cinema at the University of Brasília and at the Fluminense Federal University. At the Louis Lumière School in Paris, she specialized in Cinematography. She was the cinematographer for the feature films 'Excelentíssimos', 'The Birds are Busy', and 'Future June'. She directed the short films 'Birdie' and ‘Asphalt and Red Earth'. ‘Landless’ is her first feature film.