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130 Ratings


Directed by Marcos Prado
Brazil, 2004


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 lyrical attitude towards life.

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Estamira Directed by Marcos Prado

Awards & Festivals

São Paulo International Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Best Documentary (International Jury Award)

BFI London Film Festival

2005 | Special Mention: Sutherland Trophy

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Best Documentary

Havana Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Memoria Documentary Award

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