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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the heart of one of the 480 shanytowns surrounding Carioca city three characters, in the midst of the most destitute of people, take a chance at life : Mario the priest, Eunice the hooker, Israel the chairman of a comittee of inhabitants. They are caught up in a web of hardship, drug trafficking and police brutality, but also by the vitality of the popular Afro-Brazilian culture with its rites, its music and by carnival which constantly gives its beat and sweeps them along in its wake. "A fleur de terre" is a documentary full of humour and of an incredible density which, through the portraits of three very colourful personalities, allows us to penetrate into the life of these favelas, a mirror of Brazilian society.
Denise VINDEVOGEL, Fernando CABRITA
Les Films de la Passerelle
Les Films de la Passerelle, RTBF, la Sept, WIP
1990 Festival des films du monde, Montréal - Festival ibérique et latino-américain, Biarritz - DOK 90, Internationale Leipziger Festival, Leipzig - Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris - Festival international du nouveau cinéma latino-américain, La Havane
1991 Golden Gate Award, San Francisco - Rencontre Media Nord-Sud, Genève - Centre for the Arts, Banff - Festival international de cinéma de Troia.