Festival year: 2010
To understand what impact hunger has on people’s lives, Brazilian director José Padilha spent thirty days with three penniless Brazilian families that are confronted with a lack of food. They can only offer their children ‘garapa’, a relatively cheap and high-calorie mixture of water and sugar cane. With this documentary Padilha gives the global food crisis a human face.
José Padilha’s film 'Omnibus 174' was screened at the 2003 festival. Last year, he won the Berlin film festival award for his favela drama 'Tropa de Elite', and was promptly invited to make a big Hollywood movie. The producer had to wait, though, because Padilha felt the need to give priority to 'Garapa'.
Brazil 2009, 110 min.
Spoken language: Portuguese
Official website: http://www.garapaofilme.com.br/
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