In Search of the Promised Land
Filmfest 2007

Shot in five Brazilian Northern and Northeastern states, this documentary reviews the historical journey of development models set off in the 70’s, during the military rule. With great stress on big projects and on roads tearing up the Amazon region, a migration process was accelerated, resulting in the present situation of armed conflicts, slave labor, devastation of forests, struggle for land and murders, like those of landless laborers in Eldorado dos Carajás and of US missionary Dorothy Stang.

tags: Documentary


Director: Alexandre Rampazzo