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Bay of All Saints

Annie Eastman / Brazil - United States / 2012 / 74 ' / Portuguese / S.T. English

Credits

Annie Eastman
Annie Eastman & Gustavo Gelmini
Diane Markrow, Davis Coombe & Gustavo Gelmini

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Awards & Festivals

Winner, Audience Award: SXSW Film Festival 2012
Winner, Audience Award: Woods Hole Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Miami International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection: Vancouver International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Belfast International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Astoria Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Salem International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection: Montreal Black International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection: Panorama International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: New Orleans International Film Festival 2012

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The story of three single mothers who live in extreme poverty next to one of Brazil's wealthiest cities, and who fight for affordable housing in a corrupt system.

Synopsis

Seated atop the sullied waters of Brazil’s Bay of All Saints, rows of palafitas—haphazard shacks supported by stilts—house a landless urban community slated for relocation. Over the course of six years, Norato, a refrigerator repairman raised in these sea-lodged slums, acquaints us with the diverse personal histories and daily struggles of Geni, Jesus and Dona Maria, three single mothers settled on the bay.

The government’s efforts to reclaim the occupied waters in the name of ecological restoration mean an uncertain future for each of the hardworking families, who cannot be sure if the promise of social housing will be kept. Offering a glimpse into the complexities of urban poverty, Bay of All Saints is a telling portrait of bureaucratic inefficacy and its impacts on communities told through the experiences and stories of the women’s fight for a home.

 

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