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This Raymundo Gleyzer short documentary again focuses on the rural poor, this time a drought-stricken family in Brazil. There really isn’t too much going on here–entrenched poverty and drought forces a family to abandon their land and move to the city where they probably will have nothing but continued poverty and homelessness. The political intent is as clear as usual, but the brevity of the film (12 minutes) and a slow pace means that there’s not too much that he can really say in this short time. It’s of course possible that the people seeing this film, presumably in his home country of Argentina, would not have really known about rural poverty and this itself could have spurred them to activism. Overall, it’s a respectable early attempt in Gleyzer’s sadly shortened political film career.

5/10

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