Boca de Lixo

Year1992 Duration50 min. DirectorEduardo Coutinho

Executive production: Thereza Jessouroun
Production: Alvarina Souza Silva
Cinematography: Breno Silveira
Aditional cinematography: Luiz Augusto Tigu y Estevão Pantoja
Sound: Flávio Protásio Ceccon
Aditional sound: Aloysio Compasso y Antônio Gomes
Edition: Pablo Pessanha y Thereza Jessouroun
Music: Tim Rescala
Production: CECIP (Centro de Criação de Imagem Popular)

Enock has been working in the landfill in Itaóca, São Gonçalo, 40 kilometres from Rio. He has lived off landfills across the country all his life. He has just turned 70, and he is quietly sipping at the coffee he has made with the beans from his own garden. Some of his neighbours do not trust him; they are familiar with the gossip associated with life in the landfill: babies born in the midst of rotten food, men fighting head-to-head with vultures for a scrap to make a living. Lucia wonders whether they do it for lack of courage, if the city is too violent and jobs are difficult to find; this way, at the end of the day, everyone has something to eat and something to do. Others, on the other hand, speak out for his trade; they know their opinion is as honourable as their job, and that misunderstandings are nothing but the lack of understanding and a matter of basic service.


  • 1994 Premio Margarita de Plata, (Premio otorgado a la Cinematografía Nacional por la Conferencia de Obispos de Brasil)
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Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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