DRY GROUND BURNING (2022) with filmmaker Joana Pimenta
Crude Speculation: DRY GROUND BURNING with filmmaker Joana Pimenta (Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós, 2022, 153 min, digital) In person: co-director Joana Pimenta A visionary hybrid of documentary and science-fiction, DRY GROUND BURNING takes place in an alternate present, in which a group of outlaw women dares to pirate, refine, and distribute petrol in the favelas of Bolsonaro’s Brazil. Between run-ins with inept security forces and tense negotiations with motorcycle-riding oil couriers, gang leader Chitara (Joana Darc Furtado) and her recently-paroled sister Léa (Léa Alves da Silva) reconnect and bond over the shared hardships of their upbringing, their desires, and their daring exploits. Shot with non-professional actors whose real lives sometimes intervene in the fictions on screen, DRY GROUND BURNING dares to imagine an alternative to state-supported systems of extraction, exploitation, and mass incarceration. Co-director Joana Pimenta will appear in person for a discussion following the film.
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Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Drive Evanston