• 2009
  • Brazil
  • 1h 50min
  • E

After achieving international success with Bus 174 and Elite Squad (EIFF 2008), Jose Padilha makes a remarkable return to the documentary arena with this exposé of the widespread effects of malnutrition in Brazil. For Rosa, Robertina and Lucia every day is a battle to stay alive, their only sustenance being the local sugar-cane solution known as 'garapa'. Padilha's genuine empathy with his subjects lends a deeply moving and memorable tone to this incredible film. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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