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  5. No terra nullius
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  7. Chão


Camila Freitas, Brazil 2019, 110 Min., OV with English subs, DCP

With an introduction by Thaís Omine and a performance by Luan Caja

Avó and PC dream for a piece of land where they can apply healthier, ecologically conscious agricultural practices and improve their working conditions. In Chão, these dreams connect with the struggle of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST, Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra in Portuguese) and their attempts to occupy land owned by large industrial agricultural complexes. The MST, a grassroots organisation in Brazil with one and a half million members, actively occupies large swathes of territory to advocate for a land reform that allocates land to agricultural workers committed to ecological and ethical agriculture. Freitas' documentary reinstates the need for massive collective social efforts to achieve land reforms that acknowledge the intersection of land ownership and use with social justice by documenting a local struggle in Goias, Brazil over a period of four years. (GR)

Luan Caja is an intuitive, multimedia artist who explores performance and ritual song as a process of self-healing. He is currently studying Fine Arts / Sculpture at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. His ‘archive of micro-worlds’, which he observes through his microscope to discover the untold stories of the small elements of nature, is also an important source for his drawings and titles of his works. In 2019, he was honoured to represent Amazonas with his work O Buraco at the Municipal Art Museum of Curitiba. His recent exhibitions include Fire and Flame, Backhaus Projects, Berlin, 2024 and Pigeon in the Organ, Galiläa Kirche, Berlin, 2024. Caja lives and works in Berlin.


LANDLESS, Camila Freitas
Luan Caja