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Set in the favelas of Brasília, this charged dystopian dispatch from contemporary Brazil offers a fusion of documentary and speculative fiction.
Dry Ground Burning follows Léa (Léa Alves da Silva), who was just released from prison, as she teams up with her half-sister Chitara (Joana Darc Furtado). Chitara is the leader of an all-female gang that siphons underground oil from the authoritarian, militarized government of Jair Bolsonaro to sell to an underground network of motorcyclists. As a declaration of radical political resistance, Chitara’s gang claims the streets for themselves on behalf of ex-cons and the oppressed. Dry Ground Burning mixes political documentary with narrative and genre elements. The film is fueled by a righteous fury and the captivating two lead actresses, creating an epic, hopeful vision of Brazil—and the world’s—possible future. (153 mins., DCP)
IMAGE CAPTIONDry Ground Burning, courtesy of Grasshopper Films.
SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS PROVIDED BYRohauer Collection Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY Greater Columbus Arts Council The Wexner Family National Endowment for the Arts Ohio Arts Council L Brands Foundation The Columbus Foundation Nationwide Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY Mike and Paige Crane Axium Packaging CampusParc Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard Nancy Kramer Larry and Donna James Lisa Barton Johanna DeStefano Jones Day Alex and Renée Shumate
Dry Ground Burning