A record of everyday life amid a “harm reduction” program for crack addiction. Love, violence, deceptions, dreams, and impossibilities: human lives, in short. The film dedicates itself to attentively listening and watching people which society wished they were invisible or nonexistent. Maybe it’s precisely because they are so similar to any of us – just more fragile. Filmed in 2016, a year that seems increasingly distant, the film reinforces that the most political of gestures is to have a genuine interest in others.
Maíra Bühler Maíra Bühler is a Brazilian filmmaker with a master's degree in anthropology from the University of São Paulo. In 2007, she co-directed ‘Elevado 3.5’, awarded best documentary feature film in the festival ‘It’s All True’; ‘Ela Sonhou Que Eu Morri’, which won the award for best direction at the Paulínia Festival (2011) and at Viña del Mar (2012) in Chile; and ‘A Vida Privada Dos Hipopótamos’ which premiered at the FID (Marseille Film Festival) in 2014. Her fourth feature film, ‘Let it Burn' (2019) is Maíra’s first solo directional work.