Documentary about Estamira, a 63-year-old woman who’s been working for over 20 years at a landfill in Rio de Janeiro. Schizophrenic, but very charismatic, she’s the leader of a small community of old people living off garbage and has a very lyrical and philosophical attitude towards life. –IMDb
Marcos Prado is a founding partner of Zazen Productions. Director of winners Estamira and Artificial Paradises, he produced the features Elite Squad I and II, BUS 174, Garapa and the Charcoal people of Brazil.
Marcos began his career as a photo documentarian and has received several national and international awards for photography, including the prestigious World Press Photo Contest, the Focus on Your World, UN, and the Hasselblad Master. Author of 2 photography books, he displays photos in the permanent archives of the Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum in Sao Paulo (MASP) and Modern Art Museum in Sao Paulo (MAM). —eyeonfilms.org