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Barbs, Wastelands
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BARBS, WASTELANDS

Farpões, Baldios

Directed by Marta Mateus
Portugal, 2017
Short, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

After the Carnation Revolution, the peasants in the Alentejo region occupied the huge properties where they were once submitted to the power of their masters. Resistants of this struggle tell their story to the youngsters of today, in their own words.

Synopsis

After the Carnation Revolution, the peasants in the Alentejo region occupied the huge properties where they were once submitted to the power of their masters. Resistants of this struggle tell their story to the youngsters of today, in their own words.

Our take

The astonishing first film by Marta Mateus resonates with a fierce desire to tell stories of her people and her nation in a way few filmmakers dare. As one generation encounters another, Mateus asks if the political change of the past can inspire those in the present to transform the future.