Paschoal Samora
Brasilien 1998 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU

CONFIDENCES FROM THE RIVER OF DEATH is an inti­mate doc­u­men­tary, which attempts to ana­lyze the rela­tion­ship of people and envi­ron­ment, work and his­to­ry through the oral his­to­ry, passed on from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion. A pic­ture of what is left, in fact and in the imag­i­na­tion of the sur­viv­ing pop­u­la­tion in the cities, vil­lages, quilom­bos (the hiding place of negro fugi­tive and rebel slaves) and indian vil­lages at »Rio das Mortes«, a gold mining front in the Brasil­ian Province of Minas Gerais. By jux­ta­pos­ing the con­fi­dents of the descen­dants of negro slaves, indian abo­rig­ines and white colo­nials the rich and com­plex his­to­ry of a cul­tur­al land­scape is unfolded.

Paschoal Samora wurde am 24. Mai 1968 in São Paulo geboren. Er studierte Film an der »Fun­dação Arman­do Alvares Pen­tea­do«. Er arbeit­et als Regis­seur, Pro­duzent, Autor und Kam­era­mann. Films: LET THE SUN SHINE S-8 (1997): 3 PLATEAUS AND 1 BALLOON (1998); FRONTEIRAS (1998)