Barbs, Wastelands
( Farpões Baldios )

Marta Mateus
2017 - 25 min - Vidéo Full HD - Couleur - Portugal

English summary
In the end of the 19th century the peasants in Portugal started a courageous struggle for better work conditions. After generations of starving misery, the "Carnation Revolution" sowed the promise of an Agrarian Reform. Mostly in the Alentejo region, these rural workers occupied the huge properties where they were once submitted to the power of their Masters. Perhaps the lost seed of other fruits...
It is said in Alentejo, when something is lost, those who are looking should start to walk back to the beginning. We must pray and ask Saint Lucy to clear our vision, so we can see and look better. The protagonists of this film, resistants of this struggle, many of them illiterate, working since childhood, tell their story to the youngsters of today, in their own words.

Auteur-Réalisateur : Marta Mateus
Image : Hugo Azevedo
Son : Olivier Blanc
Montage : Marta Mateus
Producteur délégué : C.R.I.M. Productions


Distributeur : Portugal Film (Portuguese Film Agency)


2017 - Quinzaine des réalisateurs, Cannes (France) : Sélection