• Greek Title Ξερή γη που φλέγεται
  • English Title Dry ground burning
  • Original Title Mato seco em chamas
  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Brazil, Portugal
  • Duration: 153'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós
  • Cinematography: Joana Pimenta
  • Editing: Cristina Amaral
  • Music / Score: Muleka 100 Calcinha, Hailton Camaleão Henrik, Mara Alves
  • Sound: Francisco Craesmeyer
  • Cast: Joana Darc Furtado, Léa Alves da Silva, Andreia Vieira, Débora Alencar, Gleide Firmino, Mara Alves
  • Production: Adirley Queirós, Cinco da Norte
  • Co-production: Terratreme Filmes
  • Awards: Cinéma du réel Grand Prize
  • Distinctions: Official Selection - Forum - Berlinale 2022
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Format: DCP
  • Print Source: Terratreme Filmes

“I was remembering the time… That I got wrapped up in some crazy shit with my sister Chitara. My sister made history in Sol Nascente. That was in 2019. I’d just got out of prison for drug charges. My sister asked me to be a part of this crazy scheme she was caught up in. She got a hold of a map of underground oil pipes. She got it and then… she bought a lot in Sol Nascente” Between documentary and fiction, western and queer manifesto, the film tells the explosive story of of the all-female group Gasolineiras de Kebradas, as it echoes throughthe walls of Colmeia, the women’s prison of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil.

Portuguese Joana Pimenta is a film director, professor of filmmaking and a member of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Her movie An aviation field (2016) was screened at many international festivals and won the Jury Award for Best Film in Competition at Zinebi ’58.

Adirley Queirós is a filmmaker from Brazil. His latest films are Once it was Brasilia (2017), which premiered at the 70th Locarno Film Festival where it received the Special Mention Signs of Life, and White Out Black In (2014), which was widely screened and won more than 20 awards in Brazil and abroad.

Watch the film online here.



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