COSTS (2018)

short film (20 min)

As a response to the current investment in large hydroelectric dams as a ground to Brazil's 'sustainable' economic growth, Costs addresses the impacts these endeavours have caused on both environment and the people. Director Marilene Ribeiro surveys three hydro schemes that happen at different times in Brazil (past - the Sobradinho dam, present - the Belo Monte dam, and future - the Garambi-Panambi dam complex).

The film engages with situations in which the dam’s impacts are revealed in a more sensitive way; for example, when the people of these communities draw, sing, or speak about their feelings and their interpretations of their lived experience.

* Penedo Film Festival 2018 (Brazil) - official selection

* Mostra SESC de Cinema 2019 (Brazil) - official selection

* Mostra de Cinema Feminista 2019 (Brazil) - official selection

* Mostra do Filme Marginal 2019 (Brazil) - official selection

* Mostra Cineclube em Ação 2019 (Brazil) - official selection

* Cine.Ema - Mostra de Cinema Ambiental 2019 (Brazil) - official selection

* Amnesty International 2018 (UK) - featured work

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